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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8346035/Motorists-facing-6-a-gallon-at-the-pump-due-to-Libya-crisis.html

The cost of unleaded has broken the barrier in 267 forecourts already and the number is set to increase sharply over the next few days.

Brian Madderson, chairman of RMI Petrol, the filling stations’ trade body, said motorists will be paying 10 pence a litre more by the end of April because of the looming increase in fuel duty and higher oil prices on the world market.

By the middle of next week £6 a gallon – or £1.32 a litre – will be the norm across Britain, Mr Madderson added.

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According to Mr Madderson motorists’ plight is being worsened by retailers difficulties in borrowing money to pay for fuel.

Oh dear.

Just in time (to run out of fuel at the first hiccup?)

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Maybe the government should printy some ration cards as they did in the 70s? Just give me enough to get to work and back....maybe 3,000 miles per year will be enough.

It wouldn't be too difficult for us as we only do around 4000 - 5000 miles a year so not much to cut back on.

However many of my colleagues travel 30 mins plus to work each day. Ration cards for petrol I think would be a real problem.

Luckily the wage increases coming will help alleviate all the ills....

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Maybe the government should printy some ration cards as they did in the 70s? Just give me enough to get to work and back....maybe 3,000 miles per year will be enough.

And if we didnt all commute greater distances

didn't 'have' to buy houses in areas with desirable schools

Could move to houses closer to work without taking 4X Salary ++

didnt have to worry about our property 'investment' and so on.

We could all get off our fat arses and pedal a few miles to work instead. When times get hard.

Never mind, it's called modern life.

Sigh

ps. I travel 30 miles to work and I have a fat belly. My **** is fine ;-)

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Oil prices go sky high

Extra taxes in the Government`s coffers.

Extra profit for the Oil Companies.

Extra profit for the Fuel Retailers.

And total distress for the peasants

Filled up at Tesco 2 weeks ago cost £60 scanned my Clubcard and got a shock no longer 1 point for every pound spent on fuel, now 1 point for £2 spent on petrol. In real terms 60p back in Tesco coffers, that company is really taking the p**s, so greedy grabbing everything they can as they do not believe in anyone else earning a living.

Just look at all the irons they`ve got in the fire, unbelievable.

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Filled up at Tesco 2 weeks ago cost £60 scanned my Clubcard and got a shock no longer 1 point for every pound spent on fuel, now 1 point for £2 spent on petrol. In real terms 60p back in Tesco coffers, that company is really taking the p**s, so greedy grabbing everything they can as they do not believe in anyone else earning a living.

Just look at all the irons they`ve got in the fire, unbelievable.

Cheap fuel is a false economy imv. It simply does not have the detergents of branded stuff, which will in time reduce your engine life. Steer clear of it.

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Maybe the government should printy some ration cards as they did in the 70s? Just give me enough to get to work and back....maybe 3,000 miles per year will be enough.

We have a contractor working for us at the moment and it is costing him £35 a day, just to get to and from work.

The people just take it up the arris.

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Cheap fuel is a false economy imv. It simply does not have the detergents of branded stuff, which will in time reduce your engine life. Steer clear of it.

Tesco`s fuel is no longer cheap, a guy I know who works at a terminal told me it all comes out the same tank, like all buying in bulk you negotiate the best price for yourself, and I would imagine Tesco has massive buying power. ;)

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Oil prices go sky high

Extra taxes in the Government`s coffers.

Extra profit for the Oil Companies.

Extra profit for the Fuel Retailers.

And total distress for the peasants

Filled up at Tesco 2 weeks ago cost £60 scanned my Clubcard and got a shock no longer 1 point for every pound spent on fuel, now 1 point for £2 spent on petrol. In real terms 60p back in Tesco coffers, that company is really taking the p**s, so greedy grabbing everything they can as they do not believe in anyone else earning a living.

Just look at all the irons they`ve got in the fire, unbelievable.

Great business for thieves isn't it

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Great business for thieves isn't it

If we get any shortage of supply the victims ensure their tanks are full at the expense of all other victims, sadly women are the worse as I witnessed in the 1970s. They would stop at every garage they passed filling up just a couple of litres at each one. Then go home and pick up Hubby`s car and repeat the process. Believe me you could not make it up. :rolleyes:

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Cheap fuel is a false economy imv. It simply does not have the detergents of branded stuff, which will in time reduce your engine life. Steer clear of it.
That's an urban myth. The fuel is the same as the standard types of branded fuels, refined in the same refineries and sometimes even delivered in the same tankers. There are specialist fuels sold under sub-brands like BP Ultimate or Shell Optimax, which claim to give better performance, less pollution and longer engine life, but these cost more. One company even produces an exotic high performance petrol that costs a lot more than the normal stuff - I can't remember what it's called. But as for standard petrol and diesel, I suppose they're marginally more likely to differ between suppliers than electricity or gas do :lol:
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It's already £1.40.9 per litre at our local rural garage in Devon. Next nearest petrol station is 10 miles away.

This has always annoyed me. The Oil Companies should work out the average cost of delivering all over the country and charge that cost so everyone pays the same price. ;)

BTW no Government of any political persuasion ever gave a toss on this.

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This has always annoyed me. The Oil Companies should work out the average cost of delivering all over the country and charge that cost so everyone pays the same price. ;)

BTW no Government of any political persuasion ever gave a toss on this.

Why should they? People who live in cities suffer more noise and crime, people who live in the countryside have higher transport costs. You pays your money and you takes your choice.

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Good idea comrade.

Comrade? :blink: I am now right of Attila The Hun. ;)

Why should they? People who live in cities suffer more noise and crime, people who live in the countryside have higher transport costs. You pays your money and you takes your choice.

Well evidently you have made your choice so carry on living in your dustbin. ;) When the smell got nasty your silence was deafening. :rolleyes:

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Why should they? People who live in cities suffer more noise and crime, people who live in the countryside have higher transport costs. You pays your money and you takes your choice.

Rural crime is on the up...

Rural economies are also very dependent on jobs that pay only low salaries and lack of transport options. I am fully in support of reduced fuel duty in such areas.

There is much hidden poverty in rural areas, much of it caused by fuel prices.

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