BP continue to remove LPG pumps

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Went to fill up yesterday..
    Local Harvester had run out ( DOH !! ) and BP had pulled the pump out last week.
    I was hoping we would escape the BP carnage but it seems not..

    Harvester has LPG today so am gonna nip off and fill the tanks before they run out again !!
     
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    We're lucky in notloB as there is a Shell garage, Morrisons, and a bottled gas suppliers to fill up at here. :D
     
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    Are BP removing their lpg tanks then ? I thought the tank at the heacham BG garage was missing but thought it was me.
     
  4. Steve N Tracy

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    Our local BP station Sholing Southampton has had a out of order label on the LPG pump for about 4 months, when I asked if it was going to be repaired they said no removed.
     
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    this is not good news..

    LPG powered vehicles are on the wane.. they will not keep LPG fuel if the demand doesn't cover the running cost..

    when the 'big boys' take them out, I fear the writing is on the wall for refillable bottles .
     
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  6. Jaws

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    Spoke to the chap at Harvester just now ( returned to fill up ) and he said demand has never been so high.. He is upping his deliveries to twice a week now.. before it was once a fortnight..
     
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    We normally buy our LPG from a local independent but the machine was out of order when we came back from Lincoln on 28th September. We drove past in the car this morning and it is still out of order so hopefully it is only temporary and not permanent. We do have alternatives though, including a Shell garage a couple of miles away.
     
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    Just checked and they ( BP ) are not only pulling them here in the UK but world wide

    Shell ( which I thought was under the same corporate umbrella ? ) has no intention to remove pumps, and the few independents I know are merely rubbing their metaphorical hands with glee.
     
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    Huh thought it was me! Just come off Lady Margarets at Chirk and couldn't see the pump at the BP just there, ended up driving down the A5 a touch to the Shell station.
     
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    I bet it all has something to do with finding 13 billion quid to pay for the mess in the USA
     
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    The profit margin is not big enough for BP I bet they might have to spend to much on mentananc certification.
    Of there pumps they are one of those company's that will spend £1 to save 1p
    worked for them in the up stream oil there stupid twats
    bill
     
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    13 billion pocket money for them
    bill
     
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    There is a massive market for LPG for the central heating market so there will always be people like Countrywide Farmers who will be able to supply. The major problem I guess will be the distance between available fill points.
     
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    I've found filllpg a good app.
    Highwayman recommended it.
    Free on the app store
     
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    well I suppose their demand would go up if a major supplier like BP pull out!:)
     
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    a few shell garages round here have had their auto gas removed . in fact quite a few others have disapeared in cornwall now .
     
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    It's been replaced by a more profitable hand car wash!
    Where else can you have a Chinese and leave in a fully fuelled clean car?:):)
     
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    There's a Chinese restaurant there too!
     
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