UK Fuel Prices

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  1. maliciousteve

    maliciousteve Lord Green Fingers Contributor

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    So, once again I'm making a post about how ridiculous prices have become for fuel. I now have a job that requires me and my supervisor to travel around the country. These fuel prices are starting to worry every one in the business from people like me to the head of haulage companies struggling to pay to keep the articulated trucks on the roads.

    There's a petition to sign if you want to a www.fairfueluk.com and they will be a show on tomorrow morning at 9 am discussing the fuel prices.

    Don't you think it's about time some thing drastic happened to lower fuel duty? The government already raised VAT, made a huge amount of budget cuts and stopped hundreds of desperately needed development projects. How can they justify raising the price on something that could put even more people out of work and on to benefits and stumping economic growth.
     
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    its insane, gone up 6P a litre in the last month. ugh.
     
  3. Gamba

    Gamba Elite Troop

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    holy crap:eek: and I thought gas here in Brasil was expensive
     
  4. BigBaldIan

    BigBaldIan Bald and gribbly.

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    Welcome to rip-off UK, stiffed on fuel, stiffed on VAT, if the government could tax air it would.

    Fuel Tax - PetrolPrices.com
     
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    :agreed:

    I wonder how much it'll cost when I start driving. I can't imagine much of an improvement.
     
  6. 13point9

    13point9 Now with Less Hair!

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    The fuel price and astronomical insurance are the reasons I'm still grounded and without a car at 22. I honestly can't see me driving for years to come either...
     
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    6p for a Liter?

    Ho. Lee. Shit.

    I refuse to fill up for more than $3 a gallon here.
     
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    Scar Symmetry Ex Whiny Bitch

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    I live in Bath, and down the road from me Diesel is £1.37... speechless.

    My insurance also went up by 50% so I've declared the car off road, there's no way I'm being scammed like that, I'd rather take the train.
     
  9. Cyanide Assassin

    Cyanide Assassin play me some metal!!

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    LMAO!!!!!! dude up here in chicago during winter right now when its the cheapest it will get in the year its been as high as 3.59 for like a week. its starting to go down right now its only abour 3.39 a gal.
     
  10. Herb Dorklift

    Herb Dorklift I drive a forklift.

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    It's around £1.30 a litre. So that's around £5.85 a gallon (1 gallon = 4.5 litres).

    So, over here, a gallon of petrol would be about $9.27.
     
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    You think you're getting stiffed on high fuel and gas ? At least you guys have decent forms of public transit. Where I live it's either drive or stay home. Hard to work a job that way.
     
  12. meisterjager

    meisterjager Now available in HD

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    I've basically had to choose between driving and moving out of my parents place. I'm ashamed to say I'm 24 and still living at home. I live way too close to London to be able to afford the £600pcm + bills for a flat in the town I work in where I take home just over £1,000pcm.

    I don't see things getting better, and I'm starting to feel really fucking ashamed of myself.
     
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    fuel costs 1.51 euro now per liter in Germany, disel a little less.
    I take the train and bus, but it's only affordable cause I'm a student.
    It's all ridicules.
     
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    My gf said she heard it may reach £1.75 a litre by the end of the year, can't remeber where she said she read/heard it tho...
     
  15. maliciousteve

    maliciousteve Lord Green Fingers Contributor

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    I'm 24 and still living at home too mate. I'm getting married next year so I HAVE to get a place either late this year or early next year. It's depressing I know :lol:



    As for public transport, yeah we have it but it's not cheap or reliable. It used to take me almost 2 hours to get to see my fiance by bus. By car it takes me 25 minutes with traffic. I'd still rather keep my car but I'm thinking I'll have to give up the search of getting a faster car and getting something more 'economical'
     
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    It is obscene. The cost of living sky-rockets as a result, as everything has to be transported. Interest hikes will cause many to loose their homes through being unable to pay their mortgages, and the majority of people in both public sector and certainly the struggling industries will not be getting wage rises to offset this.
     
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    Just calculated its gonna cost me $102 to fill my car later :/
     
  18. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    No wonder so many people drive those Gee Wiz abortions over there.
     
  19. maliciousteve

    maliciousteve Lord Green Fingers Contributor

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    Those Gwhizz things are disgusting. They look like a thin metal shell on wheels, nothing more.

    I was considering getting a Toyota Aygo but it just looks so cheap and nasty so I'm going for a Diesel Vauxhall Astra, does the same on fuel (roughly 60mpg), a bit more on insurance than the Aygo but it's still cheaper than my current car (Ford Focus).
     
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    60 mpg? Holy shit I thought my Civic's 40mpg was badass.
     

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