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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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Nissan reveals false emissions and fuel economy tests

Just as we thought we had seen the back of the false emissions scandal, carmaker Nissan has admitted it has uncovered evidence of misconduct relating to exhaust emissions and fuel. The announcement affects 19 models sold in Japan and will lead to questions...

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Be wary of factors affecting resale value of your car

Cooper Solutions — a company who provide dealer management results for the automotive industry—have released their results of a poll that shows, among other factors, that fuel type affects car resale value more than many motorists realised. Almost half of...

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‘Failure’ to tackle rip-off motorway service stations

Earlier this year, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling promised to take action with the motorway service stations that are charging around £0.18 per litre extra, going so far as to state that “millions of motorists are being exploited”. Part of the ‘action’...

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Despite OPEC agreement, petrol prices may not drop

In recent news, there has been much talk about OPEC and how they are falling short of output. However, recent talks last Friday brought relief for industry analysts across the world as OPEC agreed to up output by one million barrels per day. Who are OPEC...

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Asda cuts fuel prices by up to 3p a litre in new price war

Last week, we reported on the top five hardest hit areas for increased petrol and diesel prices, after May saw the steepest price hike for 18 years. PetrolPrices reported that, in some places, motorists paid between 7.5-7.7 pence extra on a litre of fuel,...

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Top five hardest hit areas in latest fuel price hike

In May, motorists experienced the steepest increase in fuel prices — over one month — for 18 years. The Automobile Association (AA) warned motorists to expect another price hike this month and said fuel prices will 'jump to record highs in June'. Unleaded...

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New study recommends increasing fuel duty by 8 pence per litre

Petrol and diesel prices are currently at a three-and-a-half year high, despite the fact that we’ve had seven years, and eight budgets where fuel duty has been frozen – the fuel duty freeze is estimated to have cost the Treasury around £7 billion since its...

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