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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Nutah » Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:48 pm

this country is turning into a cash vacuum :sad1:
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby barney » Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:03 pm

why is elec price rise cheaper in other countries, is someone just jumping on the Brexit , covid, bandwagon of price rises :?:
France 4% rise
Austria 12.4%
Italy 20%
Britain 54%
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/ene ... -1.4792963
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby barney » Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:22 pm

Just a thought: idea: with these large increases in costs for Elec ,at what stage is it cheaper to go off grid and generate your own , solar panels , battery banks , inverter . for low current stuff ,lights , etc. then generator for high kwh stuff or back on the grid for heavy loads only .
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Dusty » Sat Apr 02, 2022 10:47 pm

Thank you for the Irish Times link.
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Jones » Sun Apr 03, 2022 1:15 am

Most of this price rise is to subsidise the renewables, plus the nice directors need a decent bonus. Drax power station was the largest coal fired power station in europe got grants to change many of it's boilers to biomass from west coast of U.S.A and Canada. Chop down the trees process then send 6.000 miles to U.K. This is green energy?.Previously it got coal from Kellingley pit just down the road.

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby barney » Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:51 am

:yt: same here with Ironbridge power station , then they closed it, before putting in place any other power generating system to take up the slack :roll: no forward planning :headbang:
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Jazzbutcher » Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:19 am

Greed! Is the culprit.
I was reading about Africa & the reason why they won't utilise solar power over most of the Sahara desert.
Guess what?
Because the cost of making the cable & cabling it to Europe is too much.
Well yes, I understand that in greed driven profiteering terms, but what about powering Africa itself?
They're humans too, but then I guess we'd have another greed driven super power on our hands to deal with.
It's a really crazy world.
Then again it ain't raining, I've got a Buell & riding it stops me going crazy thinking about the shit I can't do anything about.
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby edd » Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:52 pm

Yes it’s all due to poor management, selfish greed and political expediency. Except that now that a sizeable proportion of the electorate are on minimum wage and zero hours they have no slack left for such a hike in living costs. :roll: And now that most of their income is consumed by just eating or keeping warm before driving oil burning cars to work, because they can’t afford electric and public transport doesn’t go there they might just vote for the Monster Raving Loony party instead! :mrgreen:

On a brighter note V-Power has dropped in price by 7p a litre. I’ll top up my Buell then. ;)

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Bonzo » Mon Apr 04, 2022 2:29 am

This may seem slightly tangential to this discussion, but no-one wanting oil and gas is contributing to price rises. Anyway, this lot would have more credibility if they weren't entirely clad in petroleum derived clothing, and didn't have a banner produced and printed with petroleum derived substances...

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cov ... e-60973447
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby ursus americanus » Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:41 am

Seems to be a bit of a fuel shortage going on at the moment but the media seem to have learnt (or been told) from the last time they created mass hysteria and panic buying so don't seem to be reporting it.

On Saturday I was working in Newbury and drove down in the van. With a 65 mile journey home ahead of me the fuel gauge was showing 50 miles remaining. Went to two supermarkets in Newbury - no diesel :shock: Set off up the A34, called in to three service areas - no diesel. Eventually limped on to the forecourt of Tescos in Bicester with the gauge showing 0 :o Forecourt closed with no fuel and no indication when they would have a delivery. Called the other half who wasn't impressed at having to drive 20 miles with a jerry can of diesel which I had fortuitously bought last weekend to put in the tractor. Eventually filled up in Buckingham. It would appear that 14% of our diesel comes from Russia so no surprise that there's a bit of a shortage but surprised that it's not all over the media and social media. They are telling us about Sunflower Oil shortages though lOl

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Finmows » Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:54 am

Moral of the story...
Have a jerry in the van!....having diesel it up would be a good plan also ;) lOl
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Dusty » Mon Apr 04, 2022 5:09 pm

That will be the red diesel for the tractor then Steve? Naughty lOl
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby barney » Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:33 am

as of the 1st of April , red diesel has been discontinued .
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... an-be-used
so lots more demand now for ordinary (taxed) :roll: white diesel , all those refrigerated lorry’s you see on the motorway delivering your food to supermarkets ( food prices will rise ) :roll:
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby rik » Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:19 am

This story illustrates the cost difference... :shock:

https://metro.co.uk/2022/03/21/fisherma ... 13641/amp/
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Dusty » Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:34 am

It's all a load of tosh. If you read the small print, for the majority of red diesel users nothing has changed, except the feckin price. I bought 100 litres in cans in March for my agricultural machines. I asked the lady who served me on the pump what would happen after April 1st. She said she had no idea, as no one ftom the "authorities " had provided any guidance. As for the fella with the boat, good luck with that at Tesco when the pump cuts out @ £99 lOl
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