Cost of LPG in UK and France

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  1. veevee

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    Was taken aback yesterday at the difference in price of LPG in the UK and France.

    Had to pick up a 6 kg Calor propane bottle (in Essex) as a top up for a week's camping next week, £21.05.

    At our home in France we cook on LPG propane, a 13 kg costs vary between 24 - 26 euros in the main, so that's around £20.20 for 13 kg.

    That feels like more than varying local costs making such a difference, smacks of profiteering.

    Anyone else notice such a large difference?
     
  2. JJ

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    Calor are rip off merchants with a near monopoly in the UK...

    It always gives me real pleasure (against their rules) to fill one of their bottles myself using my beautiful filling nozzle...

    I know, I know... I am a bad bad bad boy and I will blow myself up...

    JJ :Cool:

    PS. the best price I found in the UK was via Country Wide Farmers... a wonderful company with 24 hr gas filling locations (mostly) around the south west...
     
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    Well JJ, that is living dangerously... but what the hell a little bit of danger from time to time makes you re-focus on things around you
     
  4. Spacerunner

    Spacerunner Read Only Funster

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    I also use Countrywide, which is good value.
    My last top-up of 7.43 litres cost £4.73+vat.

    Just wish they had more outlets and were really country wide, not just in the west midlands and south.
     
  5. Oldyamyam

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    We also use bottled gas for cooking where we live in France. The SuperU own brand costs us €25.95 but the proprietry prices are all at €29.95 for 13kg bottles.

    Dave
     
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