Diesel prices reach record of over £1.80 a litre

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My Kodiaq gets part exchanged this weekend, when I first got it I could fill the tank for about £50, now its well over £80. My new Enyaq has about a 300 mile range and will cost approx £8 to top up to maximum. I'm not going to miss spending nearly £200 per month on diesel. Plus I think the new motor looks pretty nice.
Are you saying that your supplier is only charging just over 10p per KW? I'm paying 32p.
 

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My provider offers an EV tariff which charges 10p/kWh between 2am-6am. I set the car to charge between those time, and have started setting the washing machine on a timer for then too.

Mine is 5ppkWh (approx. 1p/mile), coupled with the 45p/mile I claim for using a personal car for work, no maintenance costs (none yet, might need tyres soon), no road tax (yet), no going out of my way to a petrol station twice a week spending £80-100 per visit - the thing is going to pay for itself in less than 10 years and at current used car values will be worth more than I paid for it in the first place when I'm done.

I had to spend the life savings to get it, I hate the idea of finance, but still a total no brainer for me.

£1.99.9 for Deisel at my local motorway services.
 

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Are you saying that your supplier is only charging just over 10p per KW? I'm paying 32p.
Same as @Brew_DD2 I have an EV tariff which gives me a favourable rate of 8.5 pence per KWh. My new car has a charging timer which means I can set it to charge at the cheaper rate. I also use timers on all my appliances like the tumble dryer, dishwasher etc and these run overnight too. We try to keep our usage in the day to as little as possible 🕯.
 

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In a town called Market Drayton in Shropshire there is an independent fuel retailer who appears to have a 'different' approach to fuel pricing to the main chains
This is today's (07/07/22) prices
Anywhere else this lucky?

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Nice one, might just fill up this weekend to support them.

I wish they would do that round here, we have a Texaco and Shell station here both are opposite each other and they are always the same price i wonder how that happens. :mad:
 

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Also glad to be working from home at the moment though luckily only through an exemption due to a health issue. If it weren't for that I should be going in 3 days a week (40 mile round trip each time). Saving a fortune.

If I were back in the office I also run an old banger that's a 1.3L petrol so doesn't use a great deal of fuel. The other car though, a diesel Kia Sorento is less than economic and I'll be using it to see my Mum and brother this weekend (340 miles) and we're off to Norfolk with the caravan in a few weeks 😭
Same here - Kia Sorrento and Caravan. Morrison's last week was £1.98 per litre with a full tank costing nearly £120. We have a break in August and at that rate I won't be towing.
 
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In a town called Market Drayton in Shropshire there is an independent fuel retailer who appears to have a 'different' approach to fuel pricing to the main chains
This is today's (07/07/22) prices
Anywhere else this lucky?

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I have a seen a localish garage post that they have dropped their prices, 10p off a litre of diesel. Prices are dropping. I checked heating oil and that as come down over 10p since a week or so ago
 
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In a town called Market Drayton in Shropshire there is an independent fuel retailer who appears to have a 'different' approach to fuel pricing to the main chains
This is today's (07/07/22) prices

I despair..


However, the surge in prices had led to people driving off without paying and he had almost £1,000 of fuel stolen over the last month.
 

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Good question. In the States it used to be diesel was cheaper than regular petrol which made sense since it's refined less, but not now.
Diesel used to be cheaper here and because diesel cars (back in the day) used to be far more reliable and did much more to the gallon they became very popular i guess that's why they put the price of diesel up.

Diesel is also used as a heating fuel in some countries, meaning there is greater competition for supplies, leading to higher wholesale prices.
According to the RAC’s Fuel Watch service, the wholesale price of diesel is currently around 71p per litre, compared to 62p per litre for petrol. On top of that, delivery and oil company costs are around 0.4p per litre more for diesel and biofuel additives cost 6p per litre more for diesel than petrol.
 

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