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Postby dutchman » Mon Nov 06, 2023 10:04 pm

Warwickshire named among most expensive UK places for petrol

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It's one of life's great mysteries. Okay, so that might be over-egging the pudding somewhat, but there is certainly a degree of curiosity among motorists as to why the price of petrol can vary so significantly from one garage to the next - and one from place to the next.

Supermarkets tend to offer the best rates outside of members-only outlets, but that hasn't always been the case in recent months leading to claims of profiteering among some of the UK's biggest retailers. In truth, it's a bit of a lottery.

But new research has aimed to shed some light on the topic, ranking UK places in order of average cost to fill up. And the regional fuel prices index by Fleet News does not make good reading for motorists in Warwickshire.

Warwickshire ranked as the fifth-most expensive county across the entire UK for standard unleaded. The price for a litre costs an average of 159.38 as of October 1, the latest period for which county figures are available.

And it didn't fair much better for diesel, coming in as the eighth-most expensive county with an average of 162.21p per litre. According to the report, the UK average was 154.93p for unleaded and 159.10 for diesel, as of October 1.

The county of West Midlands, incorporating Coventry, fared more favourably on the list thanks to the typical cost of unleaded at 154.20 and diesel at 158.57p - both marginally under the UK average.

Spare a thought for poor motorists in Dumfriesshire made all the poorer by the fact the average cost of a litre of unleaded there was 164.39 making it the dearest place in the UK to fill up. The Scottish county was also the most expensive for diesel coming in at 168.84.

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Re: Petrol and diesel prices

Postby dutchman » Tue Nov 07, 2023 7:00 am

Coventry's 12 cheapest petrol stations as prices head in the right direction for drivers

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UK petrol prices are set to fall for the first time in months. The AA's soon-to-be-released October figures are poised to show a slight drop in prices after four months of successive rises.

Higher oil prices globally combined with claims of 'overpricing' among some of the nation's biggest retailers were said to have driven up the cost of both unleaded and diesel. But October appears to have put a stop to that trend, at least from a Coventry perspective.

The fall in prices will be a welcome relief for hard-up motorists, but also independent forecourt owners. Soaring prices at the pumps were believed to have triggered a sharp increase in fuel thefts.

The Morrisons petrol station at Alvis Retail Park was targeted by thieves 41 times between January and the start of December last year, a Freedom of Information Act request by CoventryLive revealed. More than £3,500 worth of fuel was reportedly stolen at that station alone.

Incidents of motorists driving off without paying are understood to have rocketed though falling prices might begin to remedy the problem. The cheapest price for unleaded in Coventry, at members-only and non-members forecourts, is lower today than it was at the start of October.

Unleaded rates appear to have fallen around 5-6p per litre at forecourts across the city. Drivers in Warwickshire, which is among the most expensive places to fill up in the whole of the UK, will be hoping the same can be said in their county.

According to petrolprices.com, these are the 12 cheapest forecourts for unleaded in and around Coventry.

    1, Costco, Torrington Avenue, Canley - 142.9p per litre (as at 6/11/23) (members only)

    2, Texaco, Station Avenue, Tile Hill - 149.9p (as at 4/11/23)

    3, Morrisons, Skipworth Road, Binley, - 150.7p (as at 5/11/23)

    4, Sainsbury's, Herald Way, Canley - 150.9p (as at 6/11/23)

    5=, Texaco, Jubilee Crescent, Radford, - 151.9p (as at 6/11/23)

    5=, Texaco, Sandpits Lane, Keresley - 151.9p (as at 31/10/23)

    7=, Morrisons, Holyhead Road, Spon End - 152.7p (as at 5/11/23)

    7=, Asda, Brade Drive, Walsgrave - 152.7p (as at 4/11/23)

    9=, Esso, Coventry Road, Exhall - 152.9p (as at 3/11/23)

    9=, Esso, Brandon Road, Binley - 152.9p (as at 6/11/23)

    9=,Tesco, Clifford Bridge Road, Walsgrave - 152.9p (as at 2/11/23)

    9=, Tesco, Phoenix Way, Rowley's Green - 152.9p (as at 5/11/23)
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Re: Petrol and diesel prices

Postby dutchman » Sat Nov 11, 2023 9:36 pm

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Re: Petrol and diesel prices

Postby dutchman » Thu Dec 28, 2023 6:17 am

The ten cheapest stations in Coventry for petrol and diesel

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The cheapest place in Coventry to fill up your car with petrol is in the Sherbourne ward. According to the latest data supplied by retailers, a driver in an average family car could save up to £13.26 by filling up at the Applegreen garage on Holyhead Road in Coundon compared to the city's most expensive petrol station.

It is charging motorists 135.8p per litre, which means it would cost £74.69 to fill up an average 55-litre tank. This is based on a new feed of live petrol prices set up by the government's Competition and Markets Authority in September.

The average price for a litre of petrol across the Coventry region this week is 138.6p. Meanwhile, the most expensive filling station in Coventry by this metric is in Holbrooks.

Here are the cheapest places to top up your car with petrol in Coventry, and the council ward in which they are located:

    135.8p - Applegreen, Holyhead Road Service Station, Sherbourne
    136.7p - Asda, Brade Drive, Henley
    136.9p - Sainsbury's, 330 Fletchamstead Highway, Earlsdon
    137.7p - Asda, Abbey Park - North London Road, Cheylesmore
    137.9p - Tesco, 22 Cannon Park Centre Lynchgate Road Coventry, Wainbody
    137.9p - Esso, Butts Road, Sherbourne
    137.9p - Esso, Rugby Road, Binley and Willenhall,
    137.9p - Tesco, Clifford Bridge Road Coventry, Wyken
    137.9p - Tesco, Ricoh Arena Phoenix Way Coventry, Longford
    137.9p - Esso, Walsgrave, Henley
The most expensive filling station in Coventry is the Shell Holbrook Lane, Holbrooks. The cost of standard petrol there is 159.9p, meaning it would cost a total of £87.95 to fill up an average family car.

For the owners of diesel cars, the cheapest place to fill up is the Asda garage in the Henley ward. The cost of a litre of standard diesel at there was 144.7p, according to prices supplied by retailers.

Here are the cheapest places to fill up your car with standard diesel in Coventry:

    144.7p - Asda, Brade Drive, Henley
    144.8p - Applegreen, Holyhead Road Service Station, Sherbourne
    144.9p - Sainsbury's, 330 Fletchamstead Highway, Earlsdon
    145.9p - Tesco, 22 Cannon Park Centre Lynchgate Road Coventry, Wainbody
    145.9p - Esso, Butts Road, Sherbourne
    145.9p - Texaco, Radford, Radford
    145.9p - Esso, Rugby Road, Binley and Willenhall
    145.9p - Tesco, Clifford Bridge Road Coventry, Wyken
    145.9p - Tesco, Ricoh Arena Phoenix Way Coventry, Longford
    145.9p - Esso, Walsgrave, Henley
In Coventry owners of petrol cars are currently being charged 2.4p less than the national average of 143.1p. Diesel car drivers in Coventry are paying 2.4p less than the national average.

The prices quoted are those supplied by retailers as of Tuesday 26th December, 2023 at 4:45am.

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