From: johannes on
I went to a Tesco super and wanted unleaded at 115.9, however, the
queues were too long. So I went up to another Tesco (Express) 3 miles
up the road. Queues were smaller, but the same liqueur was 116.9. Bastards!
Of course I didn't buy any.
From: Trust No One� on

"johannes" <johs(a)sizefittt217976462442er.com> wrote in message
news:4B9BB71A.FE28C754(a)sizefittt217976462442er.com...
>I went to a Tesco super and wanted unleaded at 115.9, however, the
> queues were too long. So I went up to another Tesco (Express) 3 miles
> up the road. Queues were smaller, but the same liqueur was 116.9.
> Bastards!
> Of course I didn't buy any.

116.9p per litre equals a whopping �5.31 per gallon, and the price is still
heading inexorably northwards. Further tax increases by GB and his merry men
certainly can't be ruled out.

Curiously the petrol protests/blockades occured when petrol was edging
towards 90p per litre I think.

At the time the hauliers were moaning that they were going out of business.

What has happened since then? The haulage industry still seems to be going
strong.

I may be wrong but the last time petrol prices were this high, oil was
around $147 per barrel. Why the disparity in oil price vs pump price now?
Is it due solely to tax increases?

--
Peter <X-Files fan>


From: TJ on

"johannes" <johs(a)sizefittt217976462442er.com> wrote in message
news:4B9BB71A.FE28C754(a)sizefittt217976462442er.com...
>I went to a Tesco super and wanted unleaded at 115.9, however, the
> queues were too long. So I went up to another Tesco (Express) 3 miles
> up the road. Queues were smaller, but the same liqueur was 116.9.
> Bastards!
> Of course I didn't buy any.

Oh you're quick. Didn't you realise they did this?
It's fully documented everywhere!
If you don't like the prices go elsewhere. I doubt
losing your custom would have any effect.



From: SteveH on
TJ <nospam(a)virgin.com> wrote:

> With Tesco diesel I get 45mpg, with SHELL diesel I get 55mpg
> and have tried ths a few times. So I refuse to buy more expensive diesel
> that is a "watered-down chemically enhanced" version from tesco. Remember
> they tried the same with petrol a few years ago and ruined peoples cars!

I find that very hard to believe - given that the fuel will come from
the same source as a branded fuel just down the road.
--
SteveH
From: pete on
On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:02:34 +0000, johannes wrote:
> I went to a Tesco super and wanted unleaded at 115.9, however, the
> queues were too long. So I went up to another Tesco (Express) 3 miles
> up the road. Queues were smaller, but the same liqueur was 116.9. Bastards!
> Of course I didn't buy any.

Well I hope you got more than 55 mpg for the 6 mile round trip to save,
what? 60p. That would buy you about half a litre so if you get less than
12 miles per litre you've made a loss. Given 4.54 litres per gallon, that
comes to 54.5 MPG, presuming you time has no value, too.
Of course it's the _principle_ that is important :-)