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post Jan 3 2010, 09:03 PM
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Am I the only one who has notices that the cost of diesel and petrol in Newbury has escalated dramatically? It was not so long ago that the price of fuel in Newbury was reasonable when compared with surrounding areas. Now the two main outlets seem to be in competition to see which one can have the highest price?
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post Jan 3 2010, 09:04 PM
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my daughter lives in Hungerford and works in Swindon and she said that petrol is cheaper in Swindon than it is in Newbury.
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post Jan 3 2010, 09:07 PM
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The recent rise is due to VAT reverting to 17.5%. This added approximately 2.5p/litre.
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post Jan 4 2010, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Jan 3 2010, 09:07 PM) *
The recent rise is due to VAT reverting to 17.5%. This added approximately 2.5p/litre.

Interesting. Because when VAT was reduced to 15%, duty on petrol was increased so the price wouldn't drop. I haven't bought petrol since the 1st January - has the price gone up by this amount since then?
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post Jan 4 2010, 12:40 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Jan 4 2010, 10:09 AM) *
Interesting. Because when VAT was reduced to 15%, duty on petrol was increased so the price wouldn't drop. I haven't bought petrol since the 1st January - has the price gone up by this amount since then?


Be prepared for the price to rise significantly more by the summer as the government taxes it even more under the claim that it is to offset the cost of alleged "global warming" angry.gif
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post Jan 4 2010, 12:43 PM
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Reading is much cheaper than Newbury but Newbury is the same as Basingstoke.
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post Jan 4 2010, 12:45 PM
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The motorist is the "golden goose" that will always provide additional funds in the form of tax for the government and profits to the oil companies.
There is little that you can do.
What I would like to see is road tax and insurance being added to the price of fuel to catch those that drive without either.


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post Jan 4 2010, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (Bloggo @ Jan 4 2010, 12:45 PM) *
The motorist is the "golden goose" that will always provide additional funds in the form of tax for the government and profits to the oil companies.
There is little that you can do.
What I would like to see is road tax and insurance being added to the price of fuel to catch those that drive without either.


Tax would be a good idea. Insurance would be complicated - how would they factor no claims into the equasion?
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post Jan 4 2010, 10:02 PM
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QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Jan 3 2010, 09:07 PM) *
The recent rise is due to VAT reverting to 17.5%. This added approximately 2.5p/litre.

Yes Newbury motorists pay premium no doubt; this off a price comparison site:
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Chieveley Motor Company Thatcham 5.46 miles 110.9p 03-01-2010
Bellingers Service Station Wantage 9.69 miles 110.9p 31-12-2009
Berkshire Downs Filling Station Didcot 5.53 miles 111.9p 03-01-2010
Falkland Service Station Newbury 7.81 miles 111.9p 03-01-2010
Broadway Motors (wantage) Ltd Wantage 8.54 miles 111.9p 03-01-2010
Bp Georgetown Didcot 9.73 miles 111.9p 03-01-2010
Sainsburys Newbury Newbury 6.76 miles 112.9p 03-01-2010
Rowstock Garage Didcot 7.63 miles 112.9p 31-12-2009
Tesco Newbury Extra Newbury 7.79 miles 112.9p 03-01-2010
Sainsburys Wantage Wantage 8.84 miles 112.9p 03-01-2010

(Chieveley Motors is in Hermitage, not Thatcham incidentally)
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here is Reading

Morrisons Reading Reading 0.38 miles 105.9p 03-01-2010
Asda Lower Earley Reading 2.92 miles 105.9p 03-01-2010
Lower Earley Filling Station Reading 2.82 miles 106.9p 03-01-2010
Shinfield Otr Service Station Reading 3.04 miles 106.9p 03-01-2010
Berkeley Otr Service Station Reading 0.8 miles 107.9p 03-01-2010

from:
www.petrolprices.com
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post Jan 4 2010, 10:28 PM
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Interesting info from www.petrolprices.com the price of fuel has never been lower than Reading but I don't recall it being as much of a difference as we have now. I noticed that when the superstore near the police station underwent refurbishment, the other one on the top of the hill rocketed their prices. I thought it would level off when the store reopened but I think they have worked out that we will pay no matter what the price is. I have now made a point of not using them I cant stop their price increase but I am not going to pay their prices. cool.gif
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post Jan 5 2010, 10:40 AM
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QUOTE (gel @ Jan 4 2010, 10:02 PM) *
Sainsburys Newbury Newbury 6.76 miles 112.9p 03-01-2010

So it has gone up - by a whopping 3p. Last time I looked it was 109.9.

Did I dream that when VAT was reduced, they increased fuel duty to stop it going down? If so, I assume they will be reducing fuel duty again to cancel out the increase.

How are things back on planet Earth, anyway?
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post Jan 5 2010, 08:23 PM
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Dunno, I leave on planet Roost. It's a warm planet with no aggravation and we're all chilled out.

Let me know when you get there!

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post Jan 5 2010, 08:24 PM
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Sorry, I meant 'Live' on planet Roost!

Apologies.


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post Jan 8 2010, 04:24 PM
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Does anyone know why the prices are so different from places around, or is it that Newburys a soft target? Usually to save money i catch the train but its only a little cheaper to catch the train and its either late or has an irrelegular timetable. Buses never see them other then going through newbury town centre on a busy day, honking there horn at people.
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post Jan 8 2010, 04:41 PM
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QUOTE (gel @ Jan 4 2010, 10:02 PM) *
Sainsburys Newbury Newbury 6.76 miles 112.9p 03-01-2010


QUOTE (JeffG @ Jan 5 2010, 10:40 AM) *
So it has gone up - by a whopping 3p. Last time I looked it was 109.9.


I filled up today at Sainsburys and standard unleaded was "only" 110.9 per litre.
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post Jan 8 2010, 05:01 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jan 4 2010, 12:40 PM) *
Be prepared for the price to rise significantly more by the summer as the government taxes it even more under the claim that it is to offset the cost of alleged "global warming" angry.gif


Not to much sign of global warming at moment Biker1 rolleyes.gif


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post Jan 9 2010, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE (lordtup @ Jan 8 2010, 05:01 PM) *
Not to much sign of global warming at moment Biker1 rolleyes.gif



I know but it won't stop them - easy money!! angry.gif
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post Jan 13 2010, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jan 9 2010, 10:19 AM) *
I know but it won't stop them - easy money!! angry.gif

Latest diesel prices off petrolprices.com

Now it's really odd that it's cheapest in Wantage, as unlike in Newbury there's hardly any competition,
opposite of the situation in Newbury with lots of petrol stations:

Name City Price Last Update
Sainsburys Wantage Wantage 111.9p 12-01-2010
Sainsburys Newbury Newbury 112.9p 12-01-2010

Shell Georgetown Didcot 112.9p 11-01-2010
Chieveley Motor Company 113.9p 12-01-2010
Shell Newbury Newbury 113.9p 11-01-2010
Tesco Newbury Extra Newbury 113.9p 12-01-2010
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post Jan 13 2010, 11:03 PM
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On the contrary, I get these results for Newbury.

Sainsburys Newbury 110.9p 12-01-2010
Tesco Newbury Extra 111.9p 12-01-2010
Falkland Service Station 111.9p 12-01-2010
Shell Newbury 111.9p 11-01-2010
A34 Shell Tothill Service Area 112.9p 08-01-2010
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post Jan 13 2010, 11:09 PM
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I agree with Biker1, it is easy money and we are too complacent to do anything about it. I drive past the very expensive stations (I am sure you all know the one) and there is a stream of cars filling up..!!? We hold the power...simply don't buy from the expensive outlets and the price will go down. I have seen this philosophy work very successively.
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