View Full Version : UK's Most Expensive Fuel Price

24th Apr 2006, 08:24
Harthill Services, M8, yesterday:

:eek:Regular Diesel, 100.9p:eek:


24th Apr 2006, 08:36

Showing higher prices than that!:eek:

I'll get me bike.

24th Apr 2006, 08:40

Time to show this Government what we want! :mad:

24th Apr 2006, 08:56
Rural yorkshire yesterday, 104.9.

24th Apr 2006, 09:01
Toodyay, today 138.9. Sorry, that's Aus cents.

24th Apr 2006, 09:09
And at the other end of the scale - my local Sainsbury's this morning 91.9 closely followed by Texaco at 93.9 (unleaded):D

24th Apr 2006, 09:18
Hmmm, I do hear that cherryade works very well at a much lower cost.:}

24th Apr 2006, 09:28
Yesterday - Asda and Sainsburys on the Greenwich Peninsular 91.9.

The highest I saw was 95.9 in the garage nearly opposite the Maritime Museum. I think they charge more because of the nice view of the museum and the park.

24th Apr 2006, 09:55
Hmmm, I do hear that cherryade works very well at a much lower cost.:}

Red diesel, Bahn-Jeaux? Bought in bulk for 23p or so a litre. Available from some forecourts at about 60p.
Works really well! (Allegedly). If, of course, your conscience will allow you to defraud our nice government out of some much-needed cash.

24th Apr 2006, 10:26
If, of course, your conscience will allow you to defraud our nice government out of some much-needed cash.

I have very high moral standards i'll have you know.
They rank right up there with our beloved leader and chancellor.
I would never dream of robbing people of pensions, denying them health care because it is too costly, robbing people of their hard earned pennies through the back door...........???????

Where did you say I could get it from?

24th Apr 2006, 10:39
Litre of unleaded over here in Ireland will cost you 79 of your pence ... and we are still complaining 'bout it

24th Apr 2006, 11:57
Diesel Dunmow Gulf 109.9ltr!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:


24th Apr 2006, 13:31
:mad: me!


Ladies and Gents, we have a winner!

Think I'll be catching ferry from Troon and then driving south to fill up if this keeps going!

Krystal n chips
24th Apr 2006, 15:40
Interesting to note the differences here. I only look at the cost of diesel due to work--and the variation until last week was quite marked. In sunny Manchester, it was anywhere from 95-98p / lt. Yet in a god forsaken rathole like Barrow in Furness--it was cheaper by up to 4 / 5p. About the only good thing about the dump actually--and it's still a couple of pence cheaper today as well. Not seen any M'way services below the £1+ level for some time. Seems to have come to a albeit temporary halt around the 97p mark---am off to Aberdeen at the w/end for two days, but the van I will be driving is an LPG / Petrol variant--which really does keep the cost down--the only problem is the sources of LPG that are available on a regular basis--and how long the price can be kept down.

24th Apr 2006, 15:46
.... and for the more traditionally minded ...
... that's as near as dammit £5 a gallon!!!

24th Apr 2006, 16:15
Almost as expensive as beer . . .

24th Apr 2006, 16:33
I think prices are peaking and this is a top of market blow off. Prices will ease unless we have a major geopolitical catastrophe choking supply.

24th Apr 2006, 19:13
up here, unleaded is 1.5 - 6 £ a litre! :bored:

24th Apr 2006, 19:39
Take a gentle drive down here to Audi Sarabia. Fill up at SR0.90 a litre (15p) or, if you have a nice diesel, you can fill for SR 0.35 (6p a litre)

NOW, ask yourself - allowing for transport costs of the fuel to your local gas station - if Tony & Co are ripping you off? Of course not:eek:

I couldn't believe the man's "face" a couple of years ago, when he said the price of petrol was "down to the greedy Arabs" - how about "the greedy blood-sucking government" that YOU put back into power last year?? yuck upchuck

24th Apr 2006, 20:49
91.9p at my local for unleaded, went up 3p the following day?:confused:

I predict a riot:rolleyes:

24th Apr 2006, 21:09
In canada.....

$1.08 per litre......

thats 43p per litre.....

thats 1.50 pound per imperial gallon....

thats 1.93 pound per US gallon......

Geez, that took me almost 10 minutes to convert.

24th Apr 2006, 21:20
$3.099/US gallon in New York City (near JFK).

24th Apr 2006, 21:26
Remember when the US Congress got all the fuel companies CEO's in for a visit? Prices suddenly dropped from 3.50 to 2.00. Now, how many visits will it take to get back to .50 a gallon?

Howard Hughes
24th Apr 2006, 22:18
I don't know what your all complaining about, people are happy to pay twice the most expensive price you can find for petrol, for a bottle of water!

Whilst I think it's too high at the moment, I can understand the cost of petrol, exploration in some of the worlds most hostile countries, refining and a shed load of government taxes. What I can't understand, is the cost of bottled water...:ugh:

PS: Thread hijack, I demand you take me to the nearest servo, garage for you northern cold climate types...:ok:

Late breaking news...
Geez, that took me almost 10 minutes to convert.
You better try again, an imperial gallon is more than a US gallon, sorry to rain on your parade...;)

24th Apr 2006, 22:34
Construction of a Simplified Wood Gas Generator for Fueling Internal Combustion Engines in a Petroleum emergency (http://www.gengas.nu/byggbes/index.shtml)

"This report has been reviewed in the Federal Emergency Management Agency and approved for publication. Approval does not signify that the contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency."

Prepared by:
Oak Ridge National laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6285 for the U.S. Department of Energy

In occupied Denmark during World War II, 95% of all mobile farm machinery, tractors, trucks, stationary engines, and fishing and ferry boats were powered by wood gas generator units. Even in neutral Sweden, 40% of all motor traffic operated on gas derived from wood or charcoal. All over Europe, Asia, and Australia, millions of gas generators were in operation between 1940f and 1946. :)

24th Apr 2006, 22:34
But the difference between water and fuel Mr HH is that there is no other choice as to what our cars drink.
I can choose to turn on the tap for my water if I so desire but I have no option but to pay extortionate prices for the privilege of driving to work. (there is no alternative form of transport so I am b*ll*xed)
And having been to work and contributed massively to that thieving git Browns coffers, my wages are again plundered by him.:mad: :mad: :{

Howard Hughes
24th Apr 2006, 22:47
But the difference between water and fuel Mr HH is that there is no other choice as to what our cars drink.
You could try a single malt, aged for 21 years if you require premium for your car......;)

PS: Just for the record $1-43 per litre at my local, which is probably one of the most expensive prices you will find in metropolitain Oz.

Thats around $4-08US a gallon or 59p per litre.

5 years ago when I worked up north, petrol on Bathurst Island (small island off northern Australia) was $1-85 per litre.:{

24th Apr 2006, 22:48

Have you considered moving to a location where an alternative form of transport is a viable option? Or would that be too simple? Obviously such a solution would not too expensive, as you would be saving a fortune by not having to fork out for petrol / diesel.

Alternatively, convert to LPG, or get a vehicle that uses less fuel.

25th Apr 2006, 00:21
thats 1.50 pound per imperial gallon....
thats 1.93 pound per US gallon......
Imperial gallon = 282 in³ (4.54609 L)
US gallon = 231 in³ (3.785411784 L)

Cyclic Hotline
25th Apr 2006, 06:00
Prices are indeed outrageous. Time to get the motorcycle out again!:ok:

Gas Buddy (http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx)

25th Apr 2006, 07:52
Unfortunately because of the nature of my employers business, there are no houses close by and public transport does not run there.
We are a top tier COMAH site handling plenty of Carcinogens and highly flammable and toxic materials, just the sort of place where no-one wants to live near because if we go bang, everything for a good few miles around us will vanish too.

25th Apr 2006, 08:30
Checking my reciepts, time to name and shame:

£109.9 per litre, at the Welcome Break (Michael Wood Services) M5 South Bound:mad:

25th Apr 2006, 09:43
I live in Norway and we are pumping up a considerable amount of oil from the bottom of the North sea. In contrast of Saudi Arabia we must pay for our gas. Todays prices are:

12 NKR / L that is :
7,17$/US gallon
1,06 £/l
4,82 £/Imp gallon

25th Apr 2006, 11:58
How about £2.42 per litre.
BP has started selling a new blend, Ultimate 102, at a very small number of stations. Not a typo, I did say £2.42 per litre.

Details are on the BP web site (though you need to click through a zillion pages to get to the relevant page)

25th Apr 2006, 12:03
Schumi paid credit to their fuel-supplier for coming-up with a special fuel.

25th Apr 2006, 12:55
That's why I never became a pilot. I'll just stick to Policing.:{

25th Apr 2006, 13:07
Schumi paid credit to their fuel-supplier for coming-up with a special fuel.

That's Shell

25th Apr 2006, 14:28
That's Shell

25th Apr 2006, 18:23
Printer ink. $6,000.00 USD a gallon.:ooh:

25th Apr 2006, 18:25
Finally the media begin to waken up:


1st May 2006, 16:45
Saudi Arabia reduced the price of consumer gasoline by 30%, this now means that the cost per litre is:



1st May 2006, 17:46
Beat me to it!

Isn't it nice to gloat :E

2nd May 2006, 17:03
How much does a litre of avtur cost these days?

7th May 2006, 20:24
The Economist which arrived at my mailbox on May 6 has a chart of petrol selling price and the tax component for many countries. It on the mag's last page.