Fuel prices in Calais

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  1. Rds559

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    Off to France tomorrow and was told diesel is cheaper in England then in Calais France do you know.
    Thank you .
     
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    Don't know about Calais but we drove up through France from Spain to La Baule last week and the cheapest diesel was €1.419 and that was at a supermarket.
     
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    When we got to France from Spain called into a super u it was 1.40 :eek: also saw it on the motorway 1.56 .

    Spoke to a French guy I asked him why are the prices so high he said new tax hikes no idea if this is true .
     
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    Carrefour at Cité d'Europe is €1.419 this morning. That's 6 cents cheaper than the ones right by the autoroute beside the tunnel.
    Intermarché and Auchan in Calais the same price.
     
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    does it really matter ?

    the savings in one fill up is neither here nor there in the cost of the trip.. a drop in the ocean
     
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    You are quite right there, Jim. I think the subject is of interest because of historically cheap diesel prices in mainland Europe and France in particular since this was the closest destination.
     
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    What are the prices like in Belgium?

    Let's hope the French get less tax from the tax hikes. People just avoid it if it becomes too expensive.
     
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    Have been visiting France for over twenty years. Was always the norm to fill the car or van with diesel before returning home. On our return home a couple of weeks ago the price was to expensive. A first. Sadly French prices on many things over the years have gradually got more expensive.

    Still love the country.
     
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    We always fill up in the uk before boarding ferry for France so that we do not have to stop soon after arriving and can clear away from the ports etc .
     
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    Saw diesel in U.K. at week end £1.35 so it would make France look cheap, we only played £1.23 on Thursday
     
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    This year was the first time I gone with a full tank and come back empty, there's only a couple of p in it not worth worrying about.
     
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    Don't know about your van but mine tends to stop when I avoid putting fuel in it:)
     
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    ASDA is currently at least 12p per litre cheaper than BP. We have witnessed over £1.30 today
     
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    Yea but super market stuff is no good.
     
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    It is true. M. Makron, eco-warrior, saw fit to raise the diesel price by around 15c/litre in January this year. 'Green' is always a damned good excuse for governments to increase revenue....;)
     
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    Hopefully he'll be out on his arse in a couple of years then :cautious:
     
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