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The price of petrol/deisel


Duncan Disorderly

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24579046

 

So there's been a big fall in the price of petrol, but it's still bloody expensive. At least 80% of it is government tax and they're in the pockets of the petrol-producing giants, otherwise they wouldn't have privatised the rail network, putting freight on to the roads and making deisel dearer than petrol.

 

But why is deisel cheaper than petrol in the Republic of Ireland? Never quite understood that.

 

Luckily, I only live 8 miles from my work, but anyone on here regularly have to commute by car over long distances, and how much of a dent in your wages does that take?

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I'm sure I remember differently but it's been 10 years since I lived there

 

Got a different car, and start my new job on monday.

 

I'll get 2 hours back a day.

 

it's a massive gain that nice one. My missus has to come in with me then get a bus, my job think it's great because I have to be here either side of her bus journey

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-24579046

 

So there's been a big fall in the price of petrol, but it's still bloody expensive. At least 80% of it is government tax and they're in the pockets of the petrol-producing giants, otherwise they wouldn't have privatised the rail network, putting freight on to the roads and making deisel dearer than petrol.

 

But why is deisel cheaper than petrol in the Republic of Ireland? Never quite understood that.

 

Luckily, I only live 8 miles from my work, but anyone on here regularly have to commute by car over long distances, and how much of a dent in your wages does that take?

 

its cheaper still in South Down/Armagh

 

not a penny of tax getting paid on it

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I go through about 20 bucks a week here. still cheap - about $3.50 for a gallon.

be half that if I actually had a fuel efficient car...

 

I was really surprised about just how inefficient cars are in the US compared to Europe when I was over there recently.

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Math.

 

Where the hell did you get 77p a litre anyway?

 

Ahhh. You...

 

a) Didn't realise he quoted the price in dollars rather than pounds and

b) divided by 4.54 (the number of litres in a UK gallon) rather than 3.78 (the number of litres in a US gallon).

 

Doubly wrong then, you very wrong person.

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Where the hell did you get 77p a litre anyway?

 

Ahhh. You...

 

a) Didn't realise he quoted the price in dollars rather than pounds and

b) divided by 4.54 (the number of litres in a UK gallon) rather than 3.78 (the number of litres in a US gallon).

 

Doubly wrong then, you very wrong person.

That's a new one on me.

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I'm sure I remember differently but it's been 10 years since I lived there

 

Just looked at a nice graph of petrol/diesel prices for the last 25 years (I'm bored). Prices pretty much in lockstep until 2000, when diesel starts getting more expensive (probably a tax change).

 

So I can understand you not seeing the difference when you were here. Only really the last 13 years it's been more expensive.

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