££ Difference in Diesel to Petrol (1 Viewer)

Tombola

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12 months ago . they are laughing at us all. Ive passed garages today and the difference at some is near 30p for diesel


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The pic is 12 months ago

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I have friend who runs a skip company and she told me she paid £1.28 including VAT for diesel last week. I'm finding the smaller forecourts are now cheaper than the supermarkets. Paid £1.699 at ESSO yesterday on the A17 , just a little down the road it was about 10p more and Morrisons in Wisbech where we got LPG at 79.9p was £1.775 for diesel.
We have oil heating and Kerosene over the last few weeks has been 77-84p a litre which is still high off to what it was. So why is diesel double that? Yes there is less tax on Kerosene but double the price plus??

The big boys and Government are exploiting people at a time when many are really struggling:mad:
 

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In the Folkestone/Hythe area today E10 is £1.549 and diesel 20p more.

Brother just filled his Toyota hybrid with E10 in Rochester at £1.399....

Seems where you are you get lucky or ripped off.
 
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It's ridiculous. Diesel is surely cheaper to produce. If it could be just a couple of pence per litre difference a year ago then what has changed.
It can't possibly be 20-30p per litre more expensive to produce in the space of a year.

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It's ridiculous. Diesel is surely cheaper to produce. If it could be just a couple of pence per litre difference a year ago then what has changed.
It can't possibly be 20-30p per litre more expensive to produce in the space of a year.
Perhaps it can be. This is only one of several articles giving reasons which a Google search finds.
 
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Perhaps it can be. This is only one of several articles giving reasons which a Google search finds.
""the crack spread averaged around $10-11 per barrel, and rarely went above $20. However, in May this year in some places, it had reached $55 and even higher for some fuels:""
the question is why? they do not answer this.

""Now, with the increase in demand for fuel post-pandemic, refineries have been able to charge much higher prices, and reap higher profits for their work. According to Bloomberg these refiners are making record profits, whether independent (as many of the UK refineries are) or owned by oil companies.""

so if they reduced their profit to what it was previously what would be the price of diesel? If they do not answer these questions the article is pointless.
As shown it is just profiteering if they are making 'record' profits.
 
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It's ridiculous. Diesel is surely cheaper to produce. If it could be just a couple of pence per litre difference a year ago then what has changed.
It can't possibly be 20-30p per litre more expensive to produce in the space of a year.
I'm confident that our goverment will continue to ensure we are not being exploited? :rolleyes:
 

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""the crack spread averaged around $10-11 per barrel, and rarely went above $20. However, in May this year in some places, it had reached $55 and even higher for some fuels:""
the question is why? they do not answer this.

""Now, with the increase in demand for fuel post-pandemic, refineries have been able to charge much higher prices, and reap higher profits for their work. According to Bloomberg these refiners are making record profits, whether independent (as many of the UK refineries are) or owned by oil companies.""

so if they reduced their profit to what it was previously what would be the price of diesel? If they do not answer these questions the article is pointless.
As shown it is just profiteering if they are making 'record' profits.
Simple. Supply and demand - "The issue is one of capacity. Quite simply, there are not enough refineries and too much fuel is needed."
It's no different, say, from someone putting a house on the market with a minimum guide price rather than a fixed price - they want to get as much as they can for their asset.
 

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Supply and demand.....and America is demanding.
They use diesel for home heating where we use kerosene.
They probably use more diesel heating their homes than we use powering vehicles.
Who are the oil companies going to supply first.....the biggest demand
 
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This is interesting, but why is it posted in the Motorhome Jargon section? This section is meant for clarifying what jargon words mean to help beginners and people unfamiliar with motorhome terminology. Maybe Jim could move it somewhere more appropriate.
 
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Tesco and Sains bugs £160.9 near me Sainsbugs Herne Bay £1.72 . Two Stations on the Thanet Way £1.84
Our Bunkering HGV Cards are £1.54 inc Vat . Diesel price only. £1.25 inc Vat for the Skip man Like to know where.

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pappajohn

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This is interesting, but why is it posted in the Motorhome Jargon section? This section is meant for clarifying what jargon words mean to help beginners and people unfamiliar with motorhome terminology. Maybe Jim could move it somewhere more appropriate.
Just had a look and this is in MH chat.......unless Jim moved it today.
 

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