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Where has all the V-Power gone?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by The Doctor, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know? My local Shell garage hasn't had any for the last 2 weeks! When I asked the guy in there tonight he said that there is a "problem at the refinery". Anyone know more?
     
  2. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    I was told they are refurbishing the refinery... good job I have been using Tesco 99 for a while :)

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  3. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    My area's fine, its just F'ing dear, went from 115.9p to 121.9p in a week, robbing t***'s.
     
  4. djb83

    djb83 redline responsibly

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    same as dani in my area weve got vpower just need to rob a bank to pay for it lol
     
  5. S3BAM

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    I was told the same by the Shell garage next to Parklands Audi just out of Gloucester on the red so first time its had to have standard unleaded..!!!
     
  6. MartayMcFly

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    Still plenty in Aberdeen, I think... haven't been for a few days.
     
  7. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Hmmmm, I went to fill up in Solihull today and they didnt have any either, however was told that they are expecting a delivery today....
     
  8. jonny87

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    havent got a shell garage round my area, nearest one is 20 miles away lol

    use tesco super £121.9 :faint:

    i reckon if there was a few of us we could rob a fuel tanker fast and furious style, hide it in a warehouse and have free fuel for a few weeks, who's in?
     
  9. Mark Hopkins

    Mark Hopkins AUDI S3, REVO MAPPED 260 bhp

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    no v-power in the leicestershire area either, so had to use bp ultimate at the robbing price of £1.30 a litre!!
     
  10. 16Klappe

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    V-Power in all the stations round here!

    My girlfriend drives across the Tamar toll bridge and then 10 miles into Cornwall to get V-Power! Makes her trip home from work on a Friday 25 miles longer haha!
     
  11. indiemike

    indiemike ZoomZoom

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    Ive moved to liverpool recently, went to my local shell filling station, almost had a heart attack when i got there..... V Power £125.9:scared2:

    I had put a fiver in and left sharply lol, at these rates i wont be driving anywhere, think a push bike is needed but the 25 miles to work ill have to set off a little early
     
  12. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    £1.27 in leeds :asskicking:
     
  13. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Ill bring the pick-up, you can jump onto the trailer haha.
     
  14. jesters3

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    1.23 down south - have stored 60 litres in Jerry Cans though
     
  15. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    I ended up driving around the two shell garages in Cheltenham and then over to Gloucester and there was none. thank god for tesco 99! and thank god I dont live in Leeds, thats expensive!
     
  16. dela

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    the woman at my local shell said that apparently BP mixed the V power wrong for shell and had to make a fresh batch
     
  17. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    Same here with the price hike up. Although there is one Shell garage a couple of miles away that is 3p cheaper and always has been . . . wtf?

    Just a case of whether it is worth the petrol costs to get there for 3p a litre off!!
     
  18. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I hope you'll be using it within a month or so, unleaded petrol actually goes off after about a month!

    As jardo said there seems to be plenty of V power here in basingstoke, although it's gone up in price by about 5p in the past 2 weeks.
     
  19. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Going to venture out in a bit to see if i can get some, usual are still out of it, he said that apparently there has been an issue and there is a shortage around the country of unleaded V Power!!
     
  20. Forbzeeee

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    Loads of V-Power in High Wycombe, Bucks but it is 121.9 today up from 115.9 last week..... I think they call it "Legal Robbery"
     
  21. AjM

    AjM Living in Blissful Ignorance

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    I feel bad to say this but no issues with V-Power here and 118.9 a ltr....
     
  22. Caesium

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    No problem in Bishops Stortford. 1.23 per litre though
     
  23. voorhees

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    I gave up on V-Power the last time they ran out,seems your paying premium prices yet they weren't delivering the stuff to the garages.........tesco 99 all the way
     
  24. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    Just filled up with V-Power, Aberdeen Airport = £1.20.9.
     
  25. Wai-Fan

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    That's a bit much! Was at Shell today near city centre and V-Power diesel is up to 122.9. Was 118.9 last week!
     
  26. jojo

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    I still have the same V-Power in my tank that I filled up in 2009.
     
  27. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Haven`t been able to get V Power in Tyneside for 2 weeks.

    Nearest Tesco is 40 miles away (I think)
    Using BP Ultimate for now.

    How the **** can a multi-national run short on its flagship fuel? Idiots.

    Not sure if Im imagining things but the car feels a little bit more restrained when giving it the beans in RON 97 BP Ultimate.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  28. chewy.

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    None around East Cleveland either, infact no decent fuel apart from Tesco 99!
     
  29. Gops

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    It was okay in kingston, filled up with V power and asked the guy about any shortages but he didnt know of any. Back in coventry now so i'll see if theres some shortage here. Cost me £1.23.9
     
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  30. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Got some eventually, another place in Brum, was 124.9!!!
     
  31. S3 Rav

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    Which place was it Nilz? Apparently the chappy in cov said they should be getting a new lot in by tomoz.
     
  32. bansheeboyo

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    sorry guys ,im using it all
    3 tanks in 1 night :sorry:
     
  33. BigBird

    BigBird Lost in music...

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  34. N8

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    I ain't needed to fill up, luckily..
     
  35. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Soz Rav, it was the one on Stockfield Road in Brum, was in Leicester as well yesterday and it was sold out all over there as welll.
     

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