Fuel Articles

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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£99 authorisation charge shocks drivers at the pumps

A new form of charge has been noticed by customers at some petrol stations across the country when they try to fill up by paying directly at the pump instead of inside the store. Customers reported having a £99 authorisation charge taken from their...

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Rising oil prices lead to more pain at the pump

April was a varied month regarding the price of petrol and diesel, and experts are already predicting that May could see more changes ahead. The possible merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s supermarkets could play a part in price changes for May as the combined...

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Motorway fuel prices face Government inquiry and reforms

Any motorist who has had to stop for fuel on the motorway will have experienced the problem that the Government is now looking into, which is the abnormally high cost of fuel at motorway service stations. For many years motorists have complained about them...

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RAC prompted double fuel price cuts in February

In February average fuel prices dipped slightly by 0.4p per litre unleaded and 0.5p per litre diesel versus January. Prices are still higher than they were at the same point last year by over a penny. The last time fuel prices were higher...

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BREAKING: ASDA slash prices today by a further 2p a litre!

ASDA have just revealed to PetrolPrices that they will be capping their forecourt prices from today, with unleaded capped at 116.7p per litre and diesel capped at 118.7p per litre. This is on top of price cuts from last week after the RAC called for supermarkets to...

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January fuel price review – Prices continue to rise

January is one of those months when people pay close attention to the cost of things, with that long spell from the pre-Christmas payday through until the end of January.  Spells of cold weather and snow have also meant the inclination to use the car more and protect...

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2017 fuel price review and 2018 fuel price predictions

In UK petrol retail terms, 2017 will be seen by many as a good year for fuel price changes because increases stayed below the rate of inflation and meant the economy stayed in better shape from a consumer expenditure perspective. But in geo-political terms there was a...

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November fuel price review – pain at the pumps once again

November has been a difficult month for drivers, as predictions of a fuel price rise became a firm reality. As we move into the busy Christmas period, motorists are paying more at the pump than they have all year, though there are still significant differences in...

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Christmas fuel prices – some early predictions

Christmas is an expensive time of year, regardless of what is happening at the petrol pumps. The average British family will spend £821.25 on festive items such as gifts, food, drink and decorations this year. With additional expenses looming, it's always appreciated...

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Gap between official and real-world fuel economy leaps to 42%

When you look at a new or used car, one big factor that helps you make the right selection is fuel economy.  If you travel a lot, this is crucial. Even if you don't, you still want the best possible fuel economy for your usage. However, experts claim that the...

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