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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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Petrol and diesel ban to throw UK petrol industry into chaos

The government is due to announce shortly that new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned from 2040. The measure is part of plans to tackle the UK’s air pollution problems. It mirrors the approach being taken by France and other parts of Europe. While tackling...

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Review of UK fuel prices June 2017: is the party over?

Many of us were hoping that falls in the wholesale price for fuel in May and early June would mean that we’d see a fifth successive decline in fuel prices in June. We were not disappointed. However, although the “cheap fuel party” continued in June, there are some...

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The diesel ‘fightback’ begins

Diesel car owners may feel a little under siege of late, given the sudden emphasis on diesel cars being the cause of much of the pollution in our towns and cities, along with plans to impose toxicity charge zones across the country. However, are diesel cars really the...

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Oil prices continue to fall, how low will they go?

Motorists around the country could be seeing another drop in the price of fuel, as the cost of oil continues to fall. It dropped to $45 a barrel last week. Fuel prices have reached their lowest point since the beginning of the year, as the price of Brent...

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ASDA fuel price cut – did other petrol retailers follow suit?

Supermarket giant ASDA cut the price of its fuel by 2 pence a litre last Thursday following the drop in wholesale prices, leaving other supermarkets to scramble to keep their prices competitive. The reduction will bring its price to a national cap of 111.7 pence per...

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Super unleaded cheaper than unleaded in parts of the UK

Historically, premium fuels such as super unleaded have kept a respectable distance of at least 5 pence a litre away from unleaded. In some cases, the difference has been as much as 15 pence per litre. Recent data from PetrolPrices.com indicates that some supermarket...

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Cheaper fuel costs coming as Trump exits Paris Agreement

The cost of crude oil per barrel fell back below $50 the moment that Donald Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change. The move has prompted speculation that the US will ramp up both coal and shale oil production further,...

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2028: The year of reckoning for oil?

Plug-in cars make up less than 0.10% of all car sales globally, it’s a tiny fraction of the market that ‘Big Oil’ deems to be insignificant enough to be ignored, in fact, OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) believes that by 2040, the Electric...

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Supermarkets no longer safest bet for cheapest fuel

For several years now, UK drivers have been broadly able to count on supermarkets to provide them with significant price savings on fuel. A succession of price wars, often linked to vouchers and loyalty schemes, have often (but not always) seen supermarkets offer fuel...

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What can we expect from Christmas fuel prices?

We don't like being the bearers of bad news here at PetrolPrices.com, but it now seems all but certain that we'll see significant rises in the cost of petrol and diesel between now and Christmas. According to our figures, average prices have already begun to edge up....

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Real MPG: A Reliable Way to Judge Fuel Economy

Fuel economy figures provided by car manufacturers have traditionally been taken with a grain of salt by many. Often, car owners never manage to come close to the "miles per gallon" promised by marketing materials. This is the purpose of "Real MPG," which is a system...

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Petrol Prices and Brexit: What to Expect

Whether you stayed up all night to watch the results come in, or you saw the news this morning, you'll no doubt know by now that Brexit is happening. The referendum resulted in a narrow but clear victory for the "Leave" campaign, and as a result Britain is now taking...

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Have YOU been Affected by Contaminated Fuel?

It was nine years ago when we first produced an article about contaminated fuel here on PetrolPrices.com. Since then, a great many people have used our comments section to report incidences of contaminated fuel and  share their experiences. As such, we thought it was...

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Diesel Emissions Scandal Enters a New Phase

The diesel emissions scandal has rumbled on since the Volkswagen revelations emerged last year, but until recently not that many new details have hit the mainstream news. That's all changed this week with the publication of the results of a UK enquiry into diesel...

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What could Brexit mean for petrol prices?

Petrol prices probably aren't the first thing that spring to mind when you consider your vote on the forthcoming "in/out" referendum on Britain's membership of the EU. However, as I briefly mentioned in a previous article, some experts are making some rather grim...

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Supermarket Fuel and Premium Petrol: The Lowdown

Whether you use supermarket fuel, branded unleaded petrol, diesel, or one of the “super” fuels, the chances are you’ve sometimes wondered about the quality of the liquid you’re feeding into your vehicle. Our recent survey, conducted towards the end of last year,...

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