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Last time I filled up the van on 1st March. It was £1.497 per litre. Today 18days later the price is £1.889. Wow nearly 40p in 18days.

What’s the price near you? How much higher will it go before something is done.
 
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1.82 where I am although not checked on Asda yet, but I will be trundling out for a 50l top-up tomorrow.

I'm not sure off the second part, I don't see anything "being done" other than to continue prostituting ourselves to Saudi Arabia and completely blowing Israeli relations by hastening deals with Iran, but then Israel is too busy hooking up with it's new middle-eastern Ally Russia for my conscience to be grievously hurt.

I have noticed the roads are a lot quieter which suggests many private motorists are taking the hit by driving less.
 
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Local Co-op garage £1.89 for standard diesel
 
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All this will do is push inflation into double digits. Truckers have no choice but to fill up every day and pass the prices on to us. Private motorists tend not to use their vehicles as much. We have always prostituted ourselves when it comes to oil and Saudi Arabia. Right back to the 70s.
It’s time we stood on our own two feet even though it’s going to cost us and cost us dearly. The problem is we have sold off all our industries to the highest bidder.
As far as Iran, they have their own agenda and have aligned themselves with Russia and China.
We can think what we like but we can do absolutely nothing to change things.
When Trump caved in to the Taliban and did a deal that didn’t involve the Afghanistan government , Russia saw this as weakness and the ideal opportunity to invade Ukraine.
The oil price is just over $100 a barrel, so down $35 from the highs.
But do we see lowering of fuel price ? No absolutely not.
 
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All this will do is push inflation into double digits. Truckers have no choice but to fill up every day and pass the prices on to us. Private motorists tend not to use their vehicles as much. We have always prostituted ourselves when it comes to oil and Saudi Arabia. Right back to the 70s.

Don't remind me of the 70's. I was sat in Bramhall oil terminal then orchestrating the fuel "allocation" to forecourts (We were not allowed to call it rationing), watching the lights go off 3 days a week and inflation inch towards 22%.

How times change.

In those days we were punished by OPEC for aligning ourselves with Israel in the Yom Kippur War. Now Israel is inching towards Moscow, the overlords of the skies above Syria and therefore Hammas, Moscow is realigning itself in its relationship with Iran, which now feels itself able to be more than friendly to US and UK overtures.

All above my head. I became in later life a boring old historian taking lessons from not stopping Hitler with the Sudetenland (now read Donbas), Anschluss (Now read Crimea) and the rest of Czechoslovakia (now read Ukraine). If we waver now, in our search for a solution without pain, then we are simply putting off the inevitability of WW3.

Our only concern should not be the ability of Nato to prevail in a conventional conflict but whether there are enough Russian hands around to keep an isolated, and what looks to be an increasingly unstable, Presidential finger off the button.
 
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£1.76 here and I thought that was pricey but sounds like I have it good!
 
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Costco Avonmouth 171.7p for their premium diesel.
 
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Don't remind me of the 70's. I was sat in Bramhall oil terminal then orchestrating the fuel "allocation" to forecourts (We were not allowed to call it rationing), watching the lights go off 3 days a week and inflation inch towards 22%.

How times change.

In those days we were punished by OPEC for aligning ourselves with Israel in the Yom Kippur War. Now Israel is inching towards Moscow, the overlords of the skies above Syria and therefore Hammas, Moscow is realigning itself in its relationship with Iran, which now feels itself able to be more than friendly to US and UK overtures.

All above my head. I became in later life a boring old historian taking lessons from not stopping Hitler with the Sudetenland (now read Donbas), Anschluss (Now read Crimea) and the rest of Czechoslovakia (now read Ukraine). If we waver now, in our search for a solution without pain, then we are simply putting off the inevitability of WW3.

Our only concern should not be the ability of Nato to prevail in a conventional conflict but whether there are enough Russian hands around to keep an isolated, and what looks to be an increasingly unstable, Presidential finger off the button.
As far as the 3 day week at that time I was working in Engineering and our factory brought in generators so we were working 3 days on the grid for a full weeks pay and 3 days on generators, I was shop steward at the time and agreed terms with the management. But obviously some were not as fortunate as us.
On Israel don’t forget they get many billions $ directly from the US plus many billions more in loan guarantees. Israel will never forget what happened in WW2 and Putins mirror image Hitler they can see the possibility of that happening again.
Israel will never trust any of the Arab states, Russia or China.
We all knew that one day putting our total reliance on oil this was going to happen and the quicker we can become self sufficient in other forms of energy the better.
 
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...Israel will never forget what happened in WW2 and Putins mirror image Hitler they can see the possibility of that happening again...
History rarely repeats itself, although it often rhymes. But are we (or indeed the Israelis) to make of a situation where we have neo-Nazi militiamen who obey orders of their Jewish president doing battle with radical Islamist mercenaries sent by an Orthodox Christian dictator? Geopolitics to make your head spin.
 
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£1.80- 1.87 round here for branded Esso, the normal location was 7p dearer this week, normally 3-10p che
Local Co-op garage £1.89 for standard diesel
wow, highest seen in the Highlands round us is 1.80, normally take 10+p off in Central belt.
 
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Also there is a 24p difference between Petrol and Diesel in the Swansea area.
 
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Also there is a 24p difference between Petrol and Diesel in the Swansea area.
Ironically our larger town is more expensive for the same fuel that the more rural stations north and south, by as much as 10p, normally 3 - 5p so tend not the use our local station, also quicker to rise and slower to reduce prices !
Some of this is accounted for by a rural fuel discount.
 
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£1.75/L local garage but £1.66 at local Tesco, both supposedly Esso.
 
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Alas if it were only that simple....
Plenty of stories about engines adapted to run on used chip cooking oil. Some enterprising people even get paid to take it away, thus making a profit from their fuel.

 
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Plenty of stories about engines adapted to run on used chip cooking oil. Some enterprising people even get paid to take it away, thus making a profit from their fuel.

No doubt you can use it after some expensive modifications OR you have and old diesel vehicle that you don’t really care if it blows up. But in a £60k modern diesel.. probably not a good idea.
 
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Some of these figures are rookie numbers.
I filled up in France last week £2.18l.
Give me £1.70l any day…
 
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Already converted…:thumb
€2.60 would bring out the High Vis Brigade…
A Euro less than that brought them out the last time. These prices have to be unsustainable. To keep up everyone will need at least 25% wage increase. If your a pensioner tough titty......You just starve and freeze to death..
 
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