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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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Review of UK fuel prices in October

For the world of fuel prices, October was very much the calm after the storm and prices remained much the same or even fell very slightly in some parts of the country. The average price of unleaded stood at 118.1p per litre compared to 119.3p in September while the...

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Unleaded prices fall, diesel prices on the increase

The cost of Unleaded fuel has fallen in the past two weeks by 0.8 pence a litre due to a fall in the cost of wholesale fuel, as reported widely in the media, but the same can’t be said for diesel. According to the latest information on PetrolPrices, in October average...

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September Fuel Review – Motorists punished at the pump

A review of fuel prices for September shows that the overall cost of filling up at the pump has increased again, for the second month in a row.  The average price of unleaded hit 119.3 pence per litre in September, up by 2.7 pence from August’s prices....

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Is this the start of anti-diesel activism?

In a new twist in the ongoing anti-diesel saga, Greenpeace activists have shown how much they oppose diesel vehicles by storming a 23,000-tonne ship that was crossing the sea towards the UK to make a delivery of Volkswagen diesel cars. Their actions raise the question...

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ASDA sparks fuel price war – or does it?

The media widely reported over the weekend that UK supermarkets have slashed their fuel prices, with ASDA leading the herd. This might come as a relief to motorists following recent price rises, particularly those resulting from the two catastrophic hurricanes...

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Diesels are even more polluting than we thought!

Just when it seemed that the situation for diesel car manufacturers couldn’t get any worse, a new study has revealed that even the newest diesels are more polluting than we thought. The study calls into question why European regulators continue to favour diesel over...

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August 2017 fuel price review

Having enjoyed the fifth monthly decrease in the overall price of fuel in July, drivers were sad to see the trend break in August, when the overall price of both diesel and unleaded petrol rose. This is the first increase on the average monthly price since February...

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Should petrol and diesel be banned in 2030, not 2040?

A group of environmental and aid organisations has spoken out, claiming that the government’s controversial plan to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 doesn’t go far enough. Instead, they want to see polluting motors shown the crusher by 2030. The group states that...

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