Remember the 80p litre?

Bournemouth Echo: PRICES: 13 years paying 80p a litre was enough to spark protests PRICES: 13 years paying 80p a litre was enough to spark protests

IN the year 2000, petrol prices of 80 pence a litre were enough to spark protests across the country.

Drivers in 2013 might look back on those days with a bit of nostalgia.

Today, 135.9p is just about the lowest you will pay locally for a litre of unleaded.

And whereas the economy in 2000 was buoyant, most people today face painful restrictions on their incomes and relentless rises in basic household bills.

Time will tell whether petrol prices will go so high that people will stop driving. Meanwhile, it pays to shop around.

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1:27pm Tue 30 Jul 13

FNS-man says...

Prices go up. It's called inflation.

Also, if petrol is so expensive, how come there's so much traffic?
Prices go up. It's called inflation. Also, if petrol is so expensive, how come there's so much traffic? FNS-man

9:57am Wed 31 Jul 13

Lord Spring says...

Remember the Litre at 80p.
I can remember 18.4 litres for 98.5p well that what it equates in metric now , plus 4 shots of Redex making it a straight £1 note we have not even got a pound note now.
Winning the World Cup and The Beatles was yet to come a couple of years latter
I can not go back to when you went to the chemist for your petrol.
Remember the Litre at 80p. I can remember 18.4 litres for 98.5p well that what it equates in metric now , plus 4 shots of Redex making it a straight £1 note we have not even got a pound note now. Winning the World Cup and The Beatles was yet to come a couple of years latter I can not go back to when you went to the chemist for your petrol. Lord Spring

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