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Supermarkets Slash Petrol Prices- Asda and Morrisons at 99.9p

abdus Oct 15, 2008

  1. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

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    This is the first time since last December that petrol has been under £1 in the UK, with unleaded going over 120p a litre and diesel over 130p during the worst of this year's price rises.

    Marc Bolland, Chief Executive of Morrisons, said: "The price of crude has fallen in recent days and, yet again, we're passing this on to our customers.

    “We’re taking the lead again in cutting fuel prices and taking unleaded back below a pound a litre."


    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Bu...o-Under-A-Pound/Article/200810315121682?f=rss
     
  2. DriveByShooters

    DriveByShooters Editor Audi-Sport.Net Magazine

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    At last!....i remember when we were dreading it going OVER a £1 a litre.....Top news!
     
  3. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Yep, fair play to Morrisons :thumbsup:

    I've just put some diseasel in the works' rolf for 111.9 - I nearly fell over - I was paying 124.9 less than a fortnight ago!

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  4. DriveByShooters

    DriveByShooters Editor Audi-Sport.Net Magazine

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    At this rate my 2.8 V6 will be economical again....:uhm:errr..maybe not!
     
  5. NHN

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  6. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Haha!!! Finally, when will Super Unleaded be under a £1?????

    Now thats when I will be happy!!!
     
  7. missviper

    missviper Member

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    Its about time
    too!!
     
  8. David

    David Owdee A-free

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    Supermarket fuel is like water though....
     
  9. Geordie Mike

    Geordie Mike Yeee-haw

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    Ehh? No it's not. It's got exactly the same RON, it's just some of the blend of additives is a tad different. Standard unleaded is pretty much the same all around.
     
  10. buckas

    buckas Member

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    Was thinking the same, retarded comment to be honest.
     
  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Saw 99.9 in Town on the RingRoad@BP in Birmingham, my local Shell@Shirley Triangle is 101.9 with Sainsbury's opposite matching it and BP 100 Yards down the road on the otherside is still 105.9!
     
  12. HAWKEYE

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    Its about time we got a cut almost ( I say almost!! ) as quick as the price of oil dropped. Time after time they increase it as quick as oil rises but dont reduce when it goes down, a sign of change??? we will see. I agree with nilz18t better when super goes below £1. Now lets see road tax drop and insurance too, then back to happy driving times :)
     
  13. MikeSel^

    MikeSel^ Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    When I first started to drive I was paying 78p for petrol!! But its a good start I guess, I ver much doubt it will last though :(
     
  14. Nilz

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    WOW!!!

    I just paid 104.9 for V Power!!!
     
  15. Road Razor

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    I drove past BP today, still stands at 106.9p, Asda at 102.3p according to Petrolprices.com. :confused:

    When gas/electric bills go up these energy companies claim that rises in oil prices are to blame. Now that oil prices have declined I hope this will drive down gas/electricity bills, which I doubt will happen!
     
  16. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Price drops all around in Solihull when I drove past them, unleaded prices are Tesco's@103.9, Shell(Shirley Triangle)@99.9:), Sainsbury's@99.9, BP@101.9.
    Why BP continues to be more expensive than Shell over the road and still has a stream of customer's queuing up for fuel is beyond me?! The British are forever moaning about fuel prices above all else, with the current market also, you would have thought every penny counts! A simple boycott for a few days from BP will soon have them dropping prices, but driver's are too lazy to turn the car around for Shell over the road.
     
  17. james0808

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    Dont know why everyone is getting excited,petrol is still a bloody rip off.
     
  18. Nilz

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    Here here, it is still a rip off, but its a hell of a lot cheaper than what it was a couple of weeks and months ago....so as they say every penny counts...
     
  19. Wai-Fan

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    99.9p for unleaded and 110.9p for diesel at Shell in York!
     
  20. Nickynibbles

    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

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    Got to spare a thought for the poor government who are losing tax revenue now with the fuel price drop! They could do with every penny at the moment though seeing as though they're splashing the cash about buying banks etc as if they had a secret little printing press in the basement of No.10!!
     
  21. Mart

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    Just got my unleaded for 99.9 from in Essex
     
  22. MikeSel^

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    Unleaded
    The Highest price in this area: 108.9p
    The Average price in this area: 104.3p
    The Lowest price in this area: 99.9p

    Diesel
    The Highest price in this area: 119.9p
    The Average price in this area: 115.3p
    The Lowest price in this area: 110.9p

    Name City Distance Price Last Update [​IMG] Asda Hessle Automat Hull 3.02 miles99.9p16-10-2008 [​IMG] Morrisons Hull Hull 3.09 miles99.9p16-10-2008 [​IMG] Asda Kingswood Hull 3.58 miles99.9p16-10-2008 [​IMG] Snax 24 Hull Hull 4.26 miles99.9p16-10-2008 [​IMG] Tcs St Andrews Quay Hull 3.03 miles101.9p16-10-2008

    Taken from petrolprices.com
     
  23. Nilz

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    Just read elsewhere some Shell stations are selling unleaded for as little as 96.9!!!
     
  24. FactionOne

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    I saw something which mildly amused me today... I was filling the tank with Morrisons' bargain diesel again this afternoon, a chap rocked up an adjacent pump and started to fill up, stood there in his full Texaco uniform! They're over the road and 8p a litre dearer!

    Regards,

    Rob.
     
  25. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    Yes, supermarket fuel is cheaper because it is poorer quality. The fuel is indeed the same but supermarkets dont add the same quality of additives. Wouldn't put it in my car.
     
  26. Nilz

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    Another 2p drop announced today....keep it up!!!
     
  27. afcjay

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    only use Shell myself.wouldnt use supermarket fuel
    but even Shell has dropped to £1.05 round my way so its looking good.im expecting they will drop down to supermarket prices in the very near future anyway
     
  28. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Same here, only use V Power and by us it was 99.9 this morning for normal, so hoping to see it a little cheaper than that when I pass it on my way home today :)
     
  29. Nilz

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    Sainsburys was down to 94.9 by us this morning with shell across the road at 97.9, so hoping they will follow and drop their prices....however I doubt its going to be for long!!!
     
  30. Neilybabs

    Neilybabs New Member

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    hmmmm *thinking about the three mahoosive jerry cans my bro has and filling them all up*
     
  31. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Hmmm, just make sure you dont fart near them...we dont want any Buncefield reinactments!!!
     
  32. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I've read on in the news earlier than fuel prices are going to continue to drop until January, and I've also read that Opec(sp?) is reducing oil production in a bid to increase oil prices since the world economy has reduced the price of barrel's of oil to it's lowest since 2006 or something?
     
  33. Fast,not furious

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    I know it's slightly off topic,and has argued/debated/discussed plenty of times...but i haven't seen this one before.

    Taken from petrolprices.com
    Super Fuels

    Many of the large petrol companies have launched 'super fuels' - petrols and diesels that have a higher research octane level. These fuels are said to increase power in many vehicles, deliver less pollution than regular fuels and help to maintain a cleaner engine. Amongst these 'super fuels' are Tesco's Super Unleaded 99 Octane petrol, supplied by Greenergy, now sold at many stations across the UK and also BP's Ultimate 102 Unleaded which is currently the most advanced, high-performance petrol you can buy on UK forecourts.

    Using Super Fuels

    One of our users commented that using higher octane fuel than your engine requires actually gives no benefit and may be a waste of money. This is because virtually NO engines require 98 RON over 95, and the market for 'super' fuels seems to be based on people's misunderstanding of octane ratings and the placebo effect of filling up with 'more powerful' fuel - making motorists think their engine is running better in some way.
    What do the fuel companies say then, to justify the "increased power" claims for the super grade fuels? Some companies say that while all fuels contain cleaning additives, 'super' fuels contain more or better detergents to keep the injectors cleaner than standard fuel. Others say the fuel is a few percent denser which gives slightly more power per litre. These benefits may be marginal though in comparison to the extra cost involved so it is worth ensuring that your engine will actually benefit before filling up.
    Some engines actually do need higher octane fuel, such as race engines with very high compression and some turbocharged engines, such as the import version of the Nissan Skyline. Also, a few vehicles, such as the new BMW K1200R motorbike, can sense knock and adjust their engine tuning to take advantage of higher grade fuels. Another user commented that the 2004 BMW 330 also does this, according to the driver's handbook it makes 231 BHP on 98 octane and 221 BHP on 95. This ability is apparently widespread amongst German performance cars using Bosch / Siemens electronic engine controls.
     
  34. buckas

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    super 97 at tesco's this morning is 98.9 , still dropping :)
     
  35. Nilz

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    Filled up V power yesterday at 101.9...cmon!!!
     
  36. audinary

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    Sainsburys Colchester (Stanway) 94.9p. (95 ron)

    For the first time in ages I actually bought a full tank, as I just know the lower prices won't last....... our Arab OPEC friends are losing out on Champagne / Lamborghini money...
     
  37. NHN

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    Yeah but Derv is still ridiculously high FFS
     
  38. buckas

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    derv is 107.9 here, agree hasn't come down much
     
  39. Geordie Mike

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    Actually they will until the new year at least. The petrol price lags the oil price, as people typically buy oil for delivery in 6-8 weeks time. So the oil that is being bought at $65/bbl or whatever right now will only make it to the refinery in 6-8 weeks time. It spends virtually zero time in the refinery before it is on it's way to the forecourt - maybe the whole process could take a week.

    Therefore, you have to think what the oil price was 6-8 weeks ago, and the petrol prices now reflect that price. The oil price has dropped further since then, so I can only see it going down. I think the price will be below 80 ppl (for petrol) by Christmas.

    Diesel is a bit different, as there is still a supply-demand problem there too. There is not as much spare production capacity for diesel (if any) compared to petrol, so it trades at a premium as a result. It should still come down, but short of any major European refinery modifications it will still be more expensive as long as demand stays about the same. Of course, should diesel demand (haulage, shipping etc.) fall away with the arse falling out of the economy then there should be more diesel on the market and the wholesale price should fall. Whether the retailers will let on about that is another matter though...

    Mike
     
  40. MintyS3

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    Im driving so little these days but I filled up first time in a month the other day. £1.02/litre for super at a small local petrol station. Cant complain really.
     

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