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[LJ2ME] Fuel Price Variations [Nov. 10th, 2005|10:40 pm]
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Petrol is very much a commodity. So, you wouldn't expect much price variation in one area, even if there is one over large areas.

Today I filled up at Sainsbury's on the south of the ring road, at 87.9. I drove up the A34, past two garages at 92.9, and one at 94.9. At lunch I went to Witney, and passed one at 93.9.

That's a difference of over 3 quid on filling up my car. I just don't see how the more expensive garages can stay in business with so much cheaper ones so close.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-15 11:54 am (UTC)

other costs

There are rents, staff costs and (with supermarkets) subsidies.
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From: gagravarr
2005-11-15 12:05 pm (UTC)

Re: other costs

That's true. My point was more that customers put up with such large disparities over such small areas, and didn't vote with their wallets.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-11-19 12:02 pm (UTC)
At the two ends of my road are 2 Texaco stations which always have different prices (usually one is cheaper for unleaded, and the other for diesel - although which is which varies), but they're currently at least 9p per litre more expensive than the ones near work where I fill up.

Gail
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