Petrol prices edging up again

Bournemouth Echo: UPDATED: Petrol prices on the rise: what are you paying? UPDATED: Petrol prices on the rise: what are you paying?

DRIVERS have noticed petrol prices creeping up around a penny a litre for each of the last few weeks at some garages.

And research by the Daily Echo shows savings can still be made by picking the right forecourts across the conurbation.

Among the cheaper petrol stations on Tuesday, February 5 were those in competition with the  garage at Asda in Canford Heath, which often beats many of the stations on price in the area.

The Asda garage was selling unleaded for 132.7 pence per litre and diesel at 139.7.

Among the most expensive in the area again is the BP at Castle Lane West at 144.9 pence per litre of unleaded petrol and 149.9 for diesel. A little further down castle lane the Tesco garage is 133.9 for unleaded and 142.9 for diesel.

Edmund King, AA spokesman, confirmed prices are “creeping up across the board”.

He warned drivers in Bournemouth in Poole to be wary of always expecting diesel to last longer when driving in built up areas.

He said: “There is still a big difference in prices between unleaded petrol and diesel.

“Diesel is still quite a bit more expensive so we get drivers asking why that differential does not close.

“If you are doing high mileage you do get more to the gallon out of diesel but if you are doing lower mileage around Bournemouth and Poole it works out cheaper to buy a petrol car as they cost less to buy.

“And people think diesel is more fuel efficient but it really depends on the driving.”

The Esso on Ashley Road in Poole was close at 132.9 for unleaded and 138.9 for diesel, while the Esso nearby on Ringwood Road was the same for unleaded and one pence more for diesel.

The Tesco garage at Branksome was 133.9 for unleaded and 140.9 for diesel.

Shell on Bournemouth Road in Poole was selling unleaded for 134.9 and diesel for 141.9.

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9:26am Wed 6 Feb 13

Hessenford says...

Funny that when petrol prices were being investigated they came down and stayed down, as soon as the investigation was finished they start edging up again, sounds too much like a coincidence to me.
Funny that when petrol prices were being investigated they came down and stayed down, as soon as the investigation was finished they start edging up again, sounds too much like a coincidence to me. Hessenford

12:28pm Wed 6 Feb 13

speedy231278 says...

If it weren't for the massive amount of duty fuel raises for governments, the whole oil and petrol industry would be shut down for insider trading, market manipulation and market abuse. What other industries do you know where both the refineries and oil producers deliberately regulate the supply of oil and the finished product in order to keep the price artificially high? Oil wells slow down to increase demand from the refiners. Tankers parked up just offshore waiting until the refiner offers a few more pence per barrel before it gets offloaded, and the forecourts all colluding with one another so that there's just enough 'competition' to make you think 132.9p a litre is a good price when in fact it's almost doubled in a decade!
If it weren't for the massive amount of duty fuel raises for governments, the whole oil and petrol industry would be shut down for insider trading, market manipulation and market abuse. What other industries do you know where both the refineries and oil producers deliberately regulate the supply of oil and the finished product in order to keep the price artificially high? Oil wells slow down to increase demand from the refiners. Tankers parked up just offshore waiting until the refiner offers a few more pence per barrel before it gets offloaded, and the forecourts all colluding with one another so that there's just enough 'competition' to make you think 132.9p a litre is a good price when in fact it's almost doubled in a decade! speedy231278

12:55pm Wed 6 Feb 13

BIGTONE says...

We are all millionaires. What's the problem?
We are all millionaires. What's the problem? BIGTONE

1:17pm Wed 6 Feb 13

ben111 says...

YAWN, not even governments can do anything about oil companies and their prices they are to powerfull , they can do something about the taxation of fuel , but they wont . thats the reality .
YAWN, not even governments can do anything about oil companies and their prices they are to powerfull , they can do something about the taxation of fuel , but they wont . thats the reality . ben111

1:22pm Wed 6 Feb 13

crispy_pants says...

"Edmund King, AA spokesman, confirmed prices are “creeping up across the board”.
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At least the AA are on the ball. If it wasn't for them I'd have never noticed the increase.
"Edmund King, AA spokesman, confirmed prices are “creeping up across the board”. . . At least the AA are on the ball. If it wasn't for them I'd have never noticed the increase. crispy_pants

2:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

nobull says...

Why are petrol forecourts the only places you can advertise something for .9p ?
Why are petrol forecourts the only places you can advertise something for .9p ? nobull

2:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

WhatTheHuck says...

I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L
I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L WhatTheHuck

2:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

WhatTheHuck says...

I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L
I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L WhatTheHuck

2:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13

benjamin says...

At least when you buy petrol at Asda, you will pay the same price where ever that Asda is. Tesco prices are dearer in Bournemouth than Poole and dearer still at Christchurch. That is why I no longer buy at Tesco.
At least when you buy petrol at Asda, you will pay the same price where ever that Asda is. Tesco prices are dearer in Bournemouth than Poole and dearer still at Christchurch. That is why I no longer buy at Tesco. benjamin

2:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

mikey2gorgeous says...

RAC stats say average annual cost of owning and running a car is about £6,000 or about 50p per mile.

Given, for example, a ford focus 1.6 will give 14 miles per litre, the price of a litre will have to go up by 7p to increase overall running costs by 1%.
RAC stats say average annual cost of owning and running a car is about £6,000 or about 50p per mile. Given, for example, a ford focus 1.6 will give 14 miles per litre, the price of a litre will have to go up by 7p to increase overall running costs by 1%. mikey2gorgeous

3:43pm Wed 6 Feb 13

djkent says...

f you only put in 20 quid your getting less and less each time and you will have to fill up more it effects everyone no matter how oftern you fill or how much u put in
f you only put in 20 quid your getting less and less each time and you will have to fill up more it effects everyone no matter how oftern you fill or how much u put in djkent

4:57pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Lord Spring says...

djkent wrote:
f you only put in 20 quid your getting less and less each time and you will have to fill up more it effects everyone no matter how oftern you fill or how much u put in
You fell for that one
[quote][p][bold]djkent[/bold] wrote: f you only put in 20 quid your getting less and less each time and you will have to fill up more it effects everyone no matter how oftern you fill or how much u put in[/p][/quote]You fell for that one Lord Spring

6:33pm Wed 6 Feb 13

FNS-man says...

My weetabix have not risen in price in line with fuel, and so it costs the same to cycle to work.
My weetabix have not risen in price in line with fuel, and so it costs the same to cycle to work. FNS-man

8:48pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Dr Strangelove says...

Petrol prices showed signs of improvement with a 5p monthly rise continuing the trend from last year which should see prices rising by 10 or even 15% this year as petrol prices recover. Looking at wider economic factors we should see a sustained up swing in prices over the next 5 years with the demand far out stripping supply. Chief economist Martin Ellis of BPCON said. While the market has been broadly flat over the past 5 years this monthly rise is most welcome. Investors buyers can now look forward to a steady monthly increase which with luck should beat inflation. We still need to be cautious on forcasting as there are still tough economic headwinds for the market but it is clear now that the market has turned the corner and we are on our way to sustained growth. The trend is up which should be welcomed by investors.
Petrol prices showed signs of improvement with a 5p monthly rise continuing the trend from last year which should see prices rising by 10 or even 15% this year as petrol prices recover. Looking at wider economic factors we should see a sustained up swing in prices over the next 5 years with the demand far out stripping supply. Chief economist Martin Ellis of BPCON said. While the market has been broadly flat over the past 5 years this monthly rise is most welcome. Investors buyers can now look forward to a steady monthly increase which with luck should beat inflation. We still need to be cautious on forcasting as there are still tough economic headwinds for the market but it is clear now that the market has turned the corner and we are on our way to sustained growth. The trend is up which should be welcomed by investors. Dr Strangelove

10:12pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Hessenford says...

WhatTheHuck wrote:
I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L
It will when petrol is so dear that £20 only gets you a couple of miles and you run out of fuel.
[quote][p][bold]WhatTheHuck[/bold] wrote: I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L[/p][/quote]It will when petrol is so dear that £20 only gets you a couple of miles and you run out of fuel. Hessenford

10:15pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Hessenford says...

mikey2gorgeous wrote:
RAC stats say average annual cost of owning and running a car is about £6,000 or about 50p per mile.

Given, for example, a ford focus 1.6 will give 14 miles per litre, the price of a litre will have to go up by 7p to increase overall running costs by 1%.
Dont know where you get your figures from, that would put a 1.6 ford focus on 63 miles per gallon, dream on fella.
[quote][p][bold]mikey2gorgeous[/bold] wrote: RAC stats say average annual cost of owning and running a car is about £6,000 or about 50p per mile. Given, for example, a ford focus 1.6 will give 14 miles per litre, the price of a litre will have to go up by 7p to increase overall running costs by 1%.[/p][/quote]Dont know where you get your figures from, that would put a 1.6 ford focus on 63 miles per gallon, dream on fella. Hessenford

10:42pm Wed 6 Feb 13

WhatTheHuck says...

Lord Spring wrote:
djkent wrote:
f you only put in 20 quid your getting less and less each time and you will have to fill up more it effects everyone no matter how oftern you fill or how much u put in
You fell for that one
I never thought about it like that. Thanks djkent. You sound very clever.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djkent[/bold] wrote: f you only put in 20 quid your getting less and less each time and you will have to fill up more it effects everyone no matter how oftern you fill or how much u put in[/p][/quote]You fell for that one[/p][/quote]I never thought about it like that. Thanks djkent. You sound very clever. WhatTheHuck

10:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

WhatTheHuck says...

Hessenford wrote:
WhatTheHuck wrote:
I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L
It will when petrol is so dear that £20 only gets you a couple of miles and you run out of fuel.
What do you drive? A challenger tank?!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WhatTheHuck[/bold] wrote: I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L[/p][/quote]It will when petrol is so dear that £20 only gets you a couple of miles and you run out of fuel.[/p][/quote]What do you drive? A challenger tank?! WhatTheHuck

10:50pm Wed 6 Feb 13

EGHH says...

fuel price increases will be passed on the consumer by the transport industry so we all suffer even those who don't drive. Its about time the Govt realised this and started to to reduce the duty. Remember what Dave "I'll say & do anything to get elected" Cameron said - we are all in it together! Yeah right!!
fuel price increases will be passed on the consumer by the transport industry so we all suffer even those who don't drive. Its about time the Govt realised this and started to to reduce the duty. Remember what Dave "I'll say & do anything to get elected" Cameron said - we are all in it together! Yeah right!! EGHH

10:56pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Dr Strangelove says...

EGHH wrote:
fuel price increases will be passed on the consumer by the transport industry so we all suffer even those who don't drive. Its about time the Govt realised this and started to to reduce the duty. Remember what Dave "I'll say & do anything to get elected" Cameron said - we are all in it together! Yeah right!!
If you reduce the tax take duty on fuel all that will happen is the price will rise and make even bigger profits for the speculators and energy companies. You will be no better off and the government will have less income from the reduced taxation. So other taxes will rise so it will be a double hi on you and me and everyone else, no no no. Osbourne already has a growing deficit which could be £180 billion more over the current parliament. This is not the answer.
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: fuel price increases will be passed on the consumer by the transport industry so we all suffer even those who don't drive. Its about time the Govt realised this and started to to reduce the duty. Remember what Dave "I'll say & do anything to get elected" Cameron said - we are all in it together! Yeah right!![/p][/quote]If you reduce the tax take duty on fuel all that will happen is the price will rise and make even bigger profits for the speculators and energy companies. You will be no better off and the government will have less income from the reduced taxation. So other taxes will rise so it will be a double hi on you and me and everyone else, no no no. Osbourne already has a growing deficit which could be £180 billion more over the current parliament. This is not the answer. Dr Strangelove

12:30am Thu 7 Feb 13

billd766 says...

Hessenford wrote:
mikey2gorgeous wrote:
RAC stats say average annual cost of owning and running a car is about £6,000 or about 50p per mile.

Given, for example, a ford focus 1.6 will give 14 miles per litre, the price of a litre will have to go up by 7p to increase overall running costs by 1%.
Dont know where you get your figures from, that would put a 1.6 ford focus on 63 miles per gallon, dream on fella.
Hessenford wrote 14 miles to the litre NOT to the gallon.

If you convert it then it gets 62.3644 MPG.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikey2gorgeous[/bold] wrote: RAC stats say average annual cost of owning and running a car is about £6,000 or about 50p per mile. Given, for example, a ford focus 1.6 will give 14 miles per litre, the price of a litre will have to go up by 7p to increase overall running costs by 1%.[/p][/quote]Dont know where you get your figures from, that would put a 1.6 ford focus on 63 miles per gallon, dream on fella.[/p][/quote]Hessenford wrote 14 miles to the litre NOT to the gallon. If you convert it then it gets 62.3644 MPG. billd766

8:47am Thu 7 Feb 13

Chris@Bmouth says...

nobull wrote:
Why are petrol forecourts the only places you can advertise something for .9p ?
Never understood that either...

Although where I live they charge anything from .1 thru .9 a litre.

The cost of running a car, relative to salaries, in the UK is ludicrous. We're charged around 83p/L
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: Why are petrol forecourts the only places you can advertise something for .9p ?[/p][/quote]Never understood that either... Although where I live they charge anything from .1 thru .9 a litre. The cost of running a car, relative to salaries, in the UK is ludicrous. We're charged around 83p/L Chris@Bmouth

9:40pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Hobad1 says...

WhatTheHuck wrote:
I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L
LOL
[quote][p][bold]WhatTheHuck[/bold] wrote: I always put in 20 quids worth so risingfuel prices don't affect me luckily.L[/p][/quote]LOL Hobad1

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