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AVGAS-where is the cheapest????

Old 16th Apr 2008, 12:57
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Angry AVGAS-where is the cheapest????

[/B]just received an email re rise in AVGAS again at my local club.

As from Monday April 21st the price of AVGAS will be #1.52 inc Vat and Jet will be #0.83 inc Vat.
Where is the cheapest AVGAS in the UK???????

After all there are only 3 AVGAS Lorries that deliver the same fuel for SHELL, so it would be interseting to see what the variation is.

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Old 16th Apr 2008, 13:07
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AVGAS is 1.48 inc VAT at Gloucester, Jet A1 is 0.70.
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 15:46
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Just been told that Compton Abbas, who did claim to be the cheapest, have put the price up from 1.28 to 1.36 (1.31 for residents).
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 16:06
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We need to be v clear about whether prices are quoted inc VAT. Is suspect the post about refers to VAT exc?
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 16:10
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fancy a "spin" on friday and burning some avtur instead of avgas?
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 16:17
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Sure! Book me up (I think it's 65p a litre right now )
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 16:24
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This question comes up regularly on this forum. Perhaps the moderators would consider a sticky with a link to this page (if that's permitted). If everyone makes the effort to update it for their local airport (it only takes a few seconds) we all benefit.

http://www.thehangar.co.uk/fuel/fuel.shtml
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 16:32
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Losinj, Croatia, about 50p/litre.
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 16:32
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Who's really bothered where its cheapest? If its cheapest at Wick, are you gonna fly up there to save 5.00 on a fill up?
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 16:34
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Ken,

1.52 is a ridiculous amount of money for AvGas, however what more would you expect from WLAC!!!!??

They can, so they will.....................

Rob

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Old 16th Apr 2008, 16:38
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At Eddsfield today... 1.25 inc VAT. Surely that's the cheapest in the country?
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 19:22
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This question comes up regularly on this forum. Perhaps the moderators would consider a sticky with a link to this page (if that's permitted). If everyone makes the effort to update it for their local airport (it only takes a few seconds) we all benefit.
Great idea, one could even plan their weekend trips around the price guide!!
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 20:00
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You Brits Love paying so much for your GAS!

Isn't it about time you changed your Non-elected Prime Minister, you know the one that told the UN today that democracy was important with reference to the other non-elected leader Uncle Bob.

According to The Times on line he is already lining up another non-elected person to take over called BALLS. Make's sense!
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 20:09
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At this rate, I might have to seriously consider cutting down on the food expenditure.

Here goes....
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..nope...have just considered it. Didn't like it.
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 20:12
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Don't kid yourself Joe. Brown isn't in charge of the UK any more than Dubya is in charge of the USA. Please forward your query to MegaCorp USA Inc. and WotWotOldBean UK Plc. Cynical? Oh yes... Reality? Probably...
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Old 16th Apr 2008, 20:34
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Cheapest is to order direct from the refinery, but you'll need approved storage for at least 3000 litres to make it worthwhile.

Wick actually is quite expensive, so I wouldn't bother with them unless you happen to be passing by!

Not too far to the Channel Islands, but even there nudging towards 1/litre.

Other option is to get approved for Mogas if you have low compression, a suitable fuel system and can get some without bio-ethanol contamination.

If you don't already, then setting the mixture properly can save you 10% or more.
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 18:32
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What about Popham, Thuxton, Denham, IOW, Redhill, Headcorn, Booker; etc etc
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 20:12
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Mark 1, you still need to get the stuff from the refinery to the facility and that involves using an appropriately licensed supplier, you may get a small discount for a bulk order (3000 litres or more as you say), but other than that, you'd still pay the market rate.

As has been said, unless you happen to need to go to a cheaper airfield or have one within the immediate vicinity, you're stuffed.
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 20:22
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Cotton Eyes said:
You Brits Love paying so much for your GAS!
Dont kid your self. The price differential between AVGAS and MOGAS is much smaller in the UK than in the US.

The real problem with AVGAS is the relatively small volumes consumed/manufactured. Last I heard was that the annual UK consumption of AVGAS was equivilent to ones days London rush hour consumption.
So considering the premium its not that bad.
What will go down is the tax.
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Old 18th Apr 2008, 21:32
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EGLD is 1.47 incl.

Mr Darling is laughing his bollox off! All that extra money from the VAT on the rising prices means he can afford to delay the 2p Duty increase. How clever and kind is he......not!

We need to do something, this is bloody 'culous.


FTWDK EGLD = Denham

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