Petrol 7p Cheaper in Torbay than in Exmouth!

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By Nitida | Sunday, July 11, 2010, 21:12

For anyone who is finding it hard to afford their petrol at the moment, it might be worth making a trip to Torbay. I went there today on an empty tank and was amazed to find that petrol at Texaco, Jet, Morrisons was all 7p cheaper than anywhere around Exmouth.

At the end of June, the AA publicised its monthly fuel price report and found that petrol prices had fallen substantially across the UK, but not evenly. Prices seem to be higher in rural areas, apparently, and the UK has the eighth highest unleaded price in Europe, and the second highest diesel price.

Everywhere I go around Exmouth, unleaded is usually 117p - 119p but it was coming in at an average of 113p through Newton Abbot, Kingskerswell and in Paignton. I just want to know who makes the decision at Texaco/Jet and other big names? Who decides that Exmouth people can afford to pay more than those in Paignton, for example?

And one more thing - I recently bought a second hand petrol mower from a second-hand garden equipment specialist. He warned me that supermarket petrol might be cheaper but it's not as good quality; it's not as refined. Just worth bearing in mind.

If anyone knows of somewhere closer by than Paignton, where fuel is closer to 113p, please share it on this website! I simply do not accept that Exmouth is so much more affluent an area!

      

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    I agree with you that it seems ludicrous that there is such a gap in prices for fuel but I can't see the logic in going all the way to Torbay to re-fuel - surely that's counter-productive! I suppose it depends on how much motoring you do once you've filled up! I'd love to know who decides how much the fuel should cost in different areas though, agreed!!! Does anyone know? Can we complain? Campaign?!

    By pedigree_chum at 22:52 on 12/07/10

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