Fuel Articles

Police seize red diesel at UK forecourts

After three days of raids, officers uncovered over 79,000 litres (17,500 gallons) — with an estimated loss of duty worth around £56,000 — of suspected stolen fuel from several petrol stations across the UK. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers seized the...

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Regulating fuel prices is ‘impracticable and nonsensical’

According to campaigners and some MPs, the UK needs a petrol and diesel watchdog to monitor filling-station prices and to stop motorists getting ‘taken for a ride by greedy oil companies’. An online petition for an independent body called ‘PumpWatch’ comes...

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Fuel price review 2018 and future trends 2019

PetrolPrices.com has a unique position in the petrol market, bridging the gap between you, our members, and the industry itself. While we never ask for change, we do believe in making sure that you are kept up to date with what’s happening in the industry....

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Are supermarket fuels lower quality than branded fuels?

It’s a hotly debated topic, and the last time PetrolPrices did some simple desktop research around the issue, around 40% of drivers thought that supermarket fuel was an inferior product compared to branded fuels, some drivers even mentioning that they can...

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Prices should be 8ppl lower, say RAC and AA

After the last few weeks of price cuts, a lower oil price and falling wholesale costs, motoring giant the AA has announced that it thinks that fuel prices could be lower and by up to 8p a litre for both petrol and diesel, something which the RAC echoes....

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BP switches loyalty scheme, Esso gets Nectar

Esso has announced a significant transformation to their fuel loyalty scheme. From next year the company will end their partnership with Tesco Clubcard and, instead, are to team up with Nectar. Not alone in the changes to fuel loyalty programmes, BP is...

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Motorists should pay in advance for fuel, says police chief

Bilking, or the act of filling up and driving off without paying for it, is a serious crime in the petrol industry but figures revealed recently show that it annually costs the industry millions. The Petrol Retail Association (PRA), which represents 70% of...

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Diesel drivers face rip off at the pumps

We’ve had a lot of PetrolPrices members contact us and ask the question, why is diesel so much more expensive than petrol at the minute? Rather than having to write a long article for each person, we thought it would be better to share with everyone why...

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Fuel duty will not rise, says Theresa May

In a surprise move by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, delivered a speech at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, October 3rd, promising that fuel duty will not rise in the budget released on the 29th October. "On their side" With this statement,...

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BREAKING: Relief for motorists as supermarket price war starts

Supermarket giant Asda confirmed this morning (26th September) that they have reduced their national price cap on unleaded by two pence a litre, bringing it down to 126.7ppl. Morrisons were quick to follow and announced that they were cutting unleaded on...

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Petrol prices set to rise as oil industry struggles

At PetrolPrices.com, we’re keen to keep our members and readers abreast of what’s happening in the world of petrol and diesel. It seems we’ve only just reported on one fuel price story when another rears its head. Last week came with worrying news that the...

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Philip Hammond wants to raise fuel duty in Autumn Budget

The subject of fuel duty is perhaps one of the most contentious in British society. We already pay one of the highest proportions of tax to fuel in the world, indeed a 2014 study by the RAC Foundation showed that UK motorists were paying some of the...

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Pain at the pumps continues into the summer holidays

As we move into the summer holidays, when families start to go away for summer, what were the prices like for last month, and what does that tell us about August? July is the start of the busy summer period heading into August when more than ever families...

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