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PETROL /DIESEL ?

Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (4449) 

I see the latest increase's by our supermarket chains is to jack up the price of fuel yet again. I just wonder at times what our parents would have thought about it . By my calculations the price of petrol which is now £ 144.9 per LITRE , WHICH EQUATES TO ARE YOU READY FOR THIS ???
£ 6.52 PER GALLON OF PETROL ,DIESEL IS ABOUT £ 6.75 A GALLON . my question is WHY CAN'T THESE GARAGE'S SHOW THE COST OF OUR FUEL IN GALLON'S MY THINKING IS IF THAT WAS SHOWN IT WOULD AWAKEN PEOPLE AT THE ACTUAL TRUE COST BECAUSE WHEN THE GOV INCREASE'S IT AT TEH MOMENT IT DOES NOT SOUND AS BAD A COUPLE OF PENCE HERE AND THERE BUT THE ACCURATE COST WOULD BE TIME'S 4.5 THAT FIGURE THEY SHOW US . I TOTALLY BELIEVE THE MOTORIST IN BRITAIN ARE BEING WELL AND TRULY " SHAFTED "
GB.

Started: 21st Nov 2021 at 13:10

Posted by: First Mate (inactive)

The younger generation wouldn't have a clue about gallons, they went out nearly 30 years ago.

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 13:19

Posted by: Stardelta (8848)

Another reason to buy an electric/hybrid

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 14:07

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

My car shows consumption in MPG not MPL

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 14:14

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

Yoo can normally set it on the dash to either mpg or mpl, or use km instead, I still think in mpg

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 14:19

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

I am like GB I think in gallons can remember when petrol was 35 pence a gallon. Also can you pump petrol/diesel to point 7 or point 9 pence per litre. Petrol/diesel is dispensed to the next pence therefore should not be advertised at say £1.44point 7/9a litre but £1.45

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 14:50

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

I think in Gallons too

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 14:58

Posted by: riocaroni (217)

When my dad was teaching me how to drive you could get 2 gallon of petrol and change out a ten bob note!

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 15:15

Posted by: Stardelta (8848)

"I think in gallons can remember when petrol was 35 pence a gallon"

Yep.........and at the same time the average wage was about £32 a week

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 15:42

Posted by: Domin0 (238)

In 1962 I got change from a pound for 4 gall, my wage was £14 a week, I checked last year, and petrol was cheaper then it was in 1962.

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 16:33

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

Domin0 is that in relation to the average wage then and now

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 17:49

Posted by: ena malcup (368)

Wholesale cost of petrol and diesel has been falling over last few days. Chap from RAC ont telly says its "rocket and feather". They respond to increase by putting retail price up like a rocket, but fall comes like the slow downward drift of a feather. He also said retailers are taking a mark up twice the size of their typical mark up which had existed prior to this price hike.

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 18:01

Posted by: Domin0 (238)

Peter, I got the average take home pay for both years, and worked out the average price in gallons and last year the average wage bought more gallons than in 1962.

Replied: 21st Nov 2021 at 23:29

 

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