Diesel price increase

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Just been to local Sainsbury and noticed diesel has gone from 126.9 to 129.9 in the last couple of days.

    A common trend or just local to me.?
     
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    General trend ... but ... I suspect Brexit ;););)
     
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    £1.247 in Canterbury this morning but cheapest I could find in France last week was €1.44 litre.

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    Barry
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    I gave you a like but I don't like it (the trend I mean) :mad:
     
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    Up here in Alloa (between Dunfermline and Stirling) Morrisons selling diesel at 125.7 today.
     
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    About the same then.
     
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    Only yesterday commented to wife that price has risen 3p in last couple of weeks.

    You drove a long way to get your fuel :eek:

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    Petrol has gone up a couple of pence on Teesside in the last couple of weeks so presumably diesel has as well.
     
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    Esso fuelcard price for this week is £1.255 down from £1.262 last week.
     
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    A bargain is a bargain no matter what it costs!!:whistle::whistle:

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    Suppose it doesn't matter if it goes to £3 a ltr... There's nowt we can do about it but moan.

    If the whole country stopped buying for a fortnight the suppliers and gov may take notice but that is never going to happen... And they know it.
     
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    If you need it,you need it. Diesel for your MH is a luxury, be grateful it is not taxed as such.
     
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    It is taxed as a luxury albeit indirectly and more than one tax.

    Fuel duty then vat.
    If I remember correctly fuel is taxed at 60% one way and another.

    Nothing else springs to mind you would buy on a regular basis with two taxes.
     
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    Diesel for necessity e.g. businesses is taxed at the same rate as old farts enjoying their retirement. Bring back purchase tax.

    Luckily the fuel for one's private jets is still tax free.
     
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    Business can claim tax relief though... The man in the street cant
     
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    I reckon it’s the supplier testing price elasticity

    How much are people prepared to pay
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Some people just put it in and don't even look at the price.
     
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    In Spain at the moment, catching the ferry home from Bilbao on Tuesday. So this is a handy thread - was wondering whether to fill up here, and it sounds as though it could be worthwhile.

    We have been paying around E1.22-1.25 a litre currently, although 3 weeks ago found some at E1.14. And two months ago, an astonishing E1.04!
     
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  19. Manic

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    We filled up at Ashford Tesco at £1.279, the fill up before that at the Cora near Cean on Thursday was €1.429.
    Petrol was a lot dearer at around €1.46

    Also since my fuel gauge can be a bit dodgy, I always write the mileage down on the slip and reset trip. Lucky I take the mileage as the trip had stuck on 182.2 miles ( I usually fill at between 300 & 350)
     
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    it's bean a trend since the dawn of the internal combustion engine
    bill
     
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