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Time to Fill Up the Car - Petrol Prices Going Up Again

After many months of petrol prices going down, so it was better to wait until the last minute, then only 1/4 fill your tank, it's now time to fill up the car as petrol prices are going up again.

For months it never made sense to have your car sitting, with a full tank of petrol, if you weren't going to be close to empty for another 2-3 weeks or more, because the next time you filled up the price would have dropped.

Well, it's now back to filling your tank again as petrol prices have gone up by £0.02 per litre in the last 2-3 weeks. To fill a 40 litre tank that makes the difference of £0.80 - or equivalent to a chocolate bar :)

I've been running and keeping my fuel tank low for the last year, but I'll pop out and fill up at some point this week as I need to do a long journey next month, so I might as well make what will, by then, probably be more like a £2 saving - or a free, hot pasty from the garage!

Every little helps



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scheng1 wrote on February 20, 2015, 7:57 AM

I wonder if you can buy cans of petrol and keep them at home.

maxeen wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:33 AM

That is not a good idea,check how many accidents have been caused by doing that..

maxeen wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:34 AM

I stay home or walk to most places so how much am I saving that way?

UK_Writer wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:56 AM

There are laws about how you can store petrol - what type of cans are legal. And quantities are severely limited. 1-2 litres in a proper petrol can, in the car, or in the shed for the lawnmower is about the limit.

UK_Writer wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:58 AM

There's always one smug one emoticon :smile: Although I am close to a cheap supermarket, for the mainstream ones, or to carry home a dozen cans and 3Kg of potatoes, I take the car 6 miles. And, my mum is in a home 200 miles away.

maxeen wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:04 AM

Smug!! Haha! Haven't started yet! Do you know that a supermarket delivers FREE !! How much savings there....

UK_Writer wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:13 AM

Not many deliver free - and there is a minimum order level that I'd never reach. I could, once, make up the order with cupboard store items, but once I'd stocked up on loo roll for a year that'd be it for a year. I simply don't spend/use enough things to meet the minimum orders. And, most of them do charge.
When I go to the shops I am rarely spending more than £5-6 at a time - and I spend about £10/week on food and household items maximum.
I have to go round the corner later, to stock up. List says stuffing mix (£0.15), flour (£0.45), Peas (£1), chips (£0.59), margarine (£0.75), coffee (£1.59), bread (£0.40) and tomatoes (£0.59). And that's almost a week's food there really. One loaf, margarine and tomatoes is 10 meals.

Last Edited: February 20, 2015, 9:16 AM

Feisty56 wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:42 AM

I remember joking -- sort of -- that each visit to the gas pump was like an investment decision -- should I fill up at this price or merely top off and wager the price will go down in the near future?

GemstonePink wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:38 AM

I noticed the price inching its way up slowly and it will continue to do so. It was nice having those lower prices for a while.

peachpurple wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:17 PM

wow, the petrol price hike up pretty fast., Thanks for your concern, I had been busy with Hubpages for the past one month and got paid by Bubblews lately. I am fine.

valmnz wrote on February 20, 2015, 7:39 PM

Ours went up last week. I was lucky, I was the last cusstomer to get my petrol at the old price before the assistant changed the price.

UK_Writer wrote on February 21, 2015, 4:02 AM

That must have been a nice feeling as you drove away.