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I noticed a Texaco near me has jumped by 3p a litre since last week, now selling diesel at £125.9 (£5.72 a gallon or $11.21 a gallon).

My work colleague says he saw diesel at £1.35 a litre in Devon at the weekend!!

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I notice a lot of garages are now installing electronic dot-matrix price displays. I reckon these can be altered while you're getting out of the car!

According to yesterday's Sunday Times, a lot of garages are now adding a penny to the price on Fridays, as this is the most popular day for filling up.
 

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On average diesel is going up by about 3p per week. It's just too easy to complain. I can remember everyone going doo-lally when it got to 0.90 per ltr. I get the feeling we've all just got to the acceptance stage of being bent over the desk and severely shafted by the government.

So much Gordon Brains u-tube PMQ's. I bet he'll only just answer the ones that put him and the rest of the bunch (including all the opposition) in the best light.

So much for managing the economy......
 

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I pulled into a garage as my fuel low light was on and diesel was £130.9, in disgust, I risked breaking down and limped to Tesco, 5 miles further at £119.9

We are getting shafted, and we are doing nothing about it, which is why it is still going up, we need a national revolt, block the M6 (no need already is), I feel helpless, we can only hope that the lorry drivers will do their bit, as if I block a road I would get arrested
 

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Filled up at the local ASDA store. Diesel was 119.9. Up to 7p cheaper than some local stations. It was an unmanned station (pay at the pump), no wages to pay probably makes it cheaper and still worth looking for.
 

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This is all a cynical government ploy to force people off the roads so they don't have to spend their war chest on getting the current roads fit for purpose.

All it will do is force the layabouts and chavs off a bit, but unfortunately they need to realise that it is the people who commute to work every day that keep this country's economy going.

They really are a bunch of ****wits. Listening my arse.

Problem is that it won't change one little bit whoever is in power. Its the same advisors, think tanks etc. and the real issue is that UK PLC is bankrupt already, and we are so used to being used as the cash cow (since the Tory governments of the 80's) that there is no going back.

The only way to get a change is by a mass protest to bring the country to a standstill. To be honest I don't think it is too far away. I don't just mean lorry drivers .... Everyone!. A mass protest to bring the government down.

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Car to work in morning - 20 > 30 mins

Bus from front door of house to front door of work (direct route) 1hr 15mins. plus

Is it any f**king wonder nobody wants to use the bus?. Add to that the rock hard seats they have v's the comfort of my 300C and it's a no brainer.

Nuff said!
 

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Read an article in the paper the other day, apparantly it is the investors who speculate on the oil that push up the prices. It said that because the stock market uncertainty and property market slowing down in the USA, oil gives higher returns to their investment. I just wish those investors gamble their money at the casino instead.
 

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I'm sure there are lots of fluctuations that are factors in the oil price, but to take 70% whilst people are struggling is just daft, he should reduce the %, even if it only temporary to offset such ridiculous prices
 

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I pulled into a garage as my fuel low light was on and diesel was £130.9, in disgust, I risked breaking down and limped to Tesco, 5 miles further at £119.9

We are getting shafted, and we are doing nothing about it, which is why it is still going up, we need a national revolt, block the M6 (no need already is), I feel helpless, we can only hope that the lorry drivers will do their bit, as if I block a road I would get arrested

Yesterday £1.29 in Basingstoke; £1.23 in MK. Try Free UK fuel prices. 9,738 petrol stations covered - PetrolPrices.com for cheapest in your area.
 

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I'm sure there are lots of fluctuations that are factors in the oil price, but to take 70% whilst people are struggling is just daft, he should reduce the %, even if it only temporary to offset such ridiculous prices

The thing that bugs me is that when oil goes up, fuel goes up so the tax goes up. If they take a % then the slice that they are taking also increases. It should be a fixed sum that they take which is reviewed yearly so that we are not hit twice with the increase in oil prices and the increase in tax.
 

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evening all...
out of interest what does the CRD drives get to th gallon ?
it's not unusual for me to do 700+ a week , round nottingham i get 22ish , on a run around 35 - 36 ..
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Hi Mostin,

Parker as it's affectionately known is happy to provide on average 38-40mpg and has done a 43 mpg and that's "normal" driving.

I saw on the news that diesel has gone up by approximately 30% in the last 8 months. My car is more fuel efficient (lower co2 etc) than my last and yet the government seem intent on taxing me off the road (a doomed strategy as there is no reliable or convenient form of public transport to replace the my own).

If i thought that the tax they take was actually being used for good purposes (predominantly to fund the public transport infrastructure) then that wouldn't be too much of an issue. But to support a war, the olympics, and a whole raft of political interests which do not serve the british public but do serve our political and higher public officials, i find somewhat annoying.

end of rant :)
 

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evening ..
parker , i like that !! my little boy calls my girl " daddies battle bus " , he's got this things about robot wars ....
thats a good return , is that standard ? thats better than the official figures ..
Rant , please fire away !!
i used to run a Audi S4 , 25 mpg if i kept it below 4000 revs , which was hard ... so i thought do my bit & get a diesel ... wrong !!!
i'm lucky in that i run my own firm so get to drive mine alot , cheapest diesel near me is 1.22 , thats at a un-maned ASDA.
went into london & i saw 1.36 yesterday.
as you say where the hell does MR brown get off , i am sick to death of paying more taxes , higher bills etc just because they can't run the country right !! me thinks his time is coming to a end ...
i can breathe now , lol :)
 

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I've had my C for 1.5 weeks and I'm getting 26-27 driving around town. Trying not to boot it too much as I'm still getting used to it. I'm happy because it's better than the 15-16 my V8 BMW was getting!!

PS. My daily drive to and from work is 8 miles each way which does NOT help.
 

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Lanark to Edinburgh 38-42 MPG. Town Driving 22-25 MPG Approx. Seem's to return better figures at Motorway speeds.
 

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It's certainly not going to get any better in the short term. I read somewhere that it was anticipated oil would reach $200 a barrel.
That should please our government, and maybe just maybe they will forget the road tax increase next year !!!
Petrol prices.com used to show me that my two local Shell forecourts ( well 6 miles away) were the cheapest. Now its Sainsbury @ £1.26. My truly local rural village garage ( 400 yards) that I want to and used to support is now £1.35.

Still I've always got my bus pass to fall back on - only just got it and I haven't used it yet. Mind you the buses are about as visible as rocking horse sh*t round my way.
 

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Ministers have blamed the rising cost of petrol on a rise in world oil prices – but in reality three quarters of the cost of petrol and diesel on the forecourt is duty and VAT. FACT.

So their full of sh*t!
 
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