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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 16-01-2008, 16:31
 
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On the bright side. The price of a barrel of crude has dropped 10% in the last week and is now back below $90. Maybe we should chip in and set up our own micro refinery. Filled in Gibraltar today, 54p per litre. 30% cheaper than Spain.
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So if the price of a barrell of cride has dropped $10 (ie about 11%) when can we expect the cost at the pumps to drop?

I won't hold my breath, they go up very quickly but don't seem to drop so fast, funny that isn't it?

I also think Dear Gordon is laughing, in the same way that he is about the VAT charged on house repairs like the massive bills for flood damage from last summer. Isn't it a shame the Ministers cry as the crocodile tears roll down their cheeks.

But I suspect there will be some sweeteners before the next election......

I know I'm cynical but.
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I'm a tad more worried about the pounds going to Gordon than half a pee going to Shell
I dont mind them having an extra penny off me pusser if thats what must be but what i really objected to (and was the reason for the post) was not the price of fuel but the fact that they had semi-conned me out of 6p per liter.
Which was 3 in total when i had filled up.

In any case a call to the local trading standards did they trick as they have changed all the pumps over this morning.

Beware again as there is now....

vpower diesel and vpower unleaded..

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I always check the pump before filling up!
Exactly the same situation applies to petrol.
Perhaps I'm old fashioned

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I try and state simple facts in a nice way.
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Hi Phill,

Check my thread on Shell V Power:

https://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftopict-36464-.html

When I did the same as you, I was cross and forgot about it until the following day when I found that my Discovery 3 2.7 TDV6, had improved performance, no lag on pull away (read the post, this is a problem with D3's) and improved economy.

If I could fill with this all the time I would most certainly do so, unfortunately it is not available anywhere near me.

As mentioned on the other thread, I would never have bought this fuel, indeed like you I have always thought it to be a total con. But now I am convinced as indeed are some of my Disco 3 fellows!

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Why is it a con?

They have 95 and 98 petrol. Bet you can work that out. Or is that a con too?

You just didn't concentrate and that is no ones fault but your own, stop trying to blame the garage, or Shell
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Why is it a con?

They have 95 and 98 petrol. Bet you can work that out. Or is that a con too?

You just didn't concentrate and that is no ones fault but your own, stop trying to blame the garage, or Shell

exactly! i go to shell for optimax for the car and there's usually only one pump with it
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Why is it a con?

They have 95 and 98 petrol. Bet you can work that out. Or is that a con too?

You just didn't concentrate and that is no ones fault but your own, stop trying to blame the garage, or Shell
No, It's a con because it's not adequately signed. If they were confident in people's ability to choose between the two grades, they should have the confidence to display the prices and the grades at the approach to the pumps. At the one I mentioned, there were no signs that they had only the expensive stuff at some of the pumps; by the time you get to a pump, you can't change your mind because somebody has come in behind you - you either have to buy some of the expensive stuff or drive out .


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shel rip off

why leave it to truckers to protest? Im sure a couple of hundred motorhomes driving up and down the m6 should at least make the news.we seem to watch countries like france protest all the time but what a lovely country to drive in (except cities).Only a quarter of road tax goes back on road spending,the rest to line mps pockets in this country.Positive action is whats needed,anyone game?Atleast we can make tea in a big traffic jam
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At every station I have ever visited it is stated on the circle on the pump handle what it is as well as the pump. Stay awake.
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