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PRICES AT THE PUMP SKY ROCKET WITH DRIVERS GETTING HALF AS MUCH FOR THEIR MONEY

It wasn’t too long ago in the grand scheme of things when a litre of petrol cost around the £1 mark, but now in June 2022 most petrol stations are knocking on the door of double that.

Back in May of 2020 – in the midst of our first national COVID-19 lockdown – fuel prices were at their lowest point since 2016 with the average price of petrol sitting at 107.6p p/l and diesel at 114.6 p/l.

Currently, fuel prices are through the roof with some stations here on the Island knocking on the 200.0p p/l figure for petrol and 2.10p p/l for diesel, with the days of 55-litres for £55 long gone.

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Residents of East Cowes were the first to notice this back in March of this year when the Texaco Garage in Osborne priced its petrol at 177p p/l and its diesel at 201.7p p/l, but for the whole of the Island that’s now a real reality, with nearly everywhere pricing at the same rate.

Those who fill up regularly should head to the supermarkets for fuel, with each of Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco among the cheapest – if you can even call it that – on the Island at the moment.

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Sainsbury’s in Newport as of Monday 20th June

Sainsbury’s petrol is around 185p p/l with its diesel 195p p/l, Morrisons is 186p p/l for petrol and 195p p/l for diesel, whilst Asda is selling petrol at 184p p/l and diesel 193p p/l. Over in Ryde, Tesco is 189p p/l for petrol and 197.9p p/l for diesel – going up 6p in just a week.

The non-supermarket stations such as Harwoods in Wootton are selling petrol at around 192p p/l and diesel at 208.9p whilst Freshwater Garage has been selling petrol at 201.9p p/l and diesel at 208.9p p/l. Sandford Garage was 198p p/l for petrol and 205.2p p/l for diesel.

Despite the price of crude oil steadily decreasing within the last 2 weeks from $128 (per drum) to $108, fuel prices across Britain are only getting more expensive…

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Morrisons prices as of Monday 20th June – but its already gone up

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Trooper
Trooper
4 days ago

If everyone didn’t buy fuel for just 1 day it would be enough to bring oil company’s to their greedy knees

Green Dreamers
Green Dreamers
Reply to  Trooper
4 days ago

If everyone refused to pay their council tax for a year, If everyone refused to pay for a TV licence for a year the council may have to consider its ruining of the Isle by over building and the BBC may have to be less biased and PC for everyone except white British people.

Sadly people to gutless, lazy, selfish, and all moan yet few do anything, leaving it to others to fight for them, so nothing will every happen.

It would take more than a day to break oil giants.

The oil shortage is self imposed, Russia would have sold us oil, but Western Govs, are using Ukraine to ramp up prices fooling the dim into thinking we are ‘helping’

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Trooper
4 days ago

Sadly, no. It would not.

A sustained boycott of one a major retailer might just prompt them to put pressure on the supply chain and government.

But skipping the forecourts for a single day would just mean they made a bigger profit the next day. (And probably used it as an excuse to increase prices)

Rob Ashton
Rob Ashton
Reply to  Trooper
3 days ago

What utter crap. What happened in lock down, i did not see any oil company’s go under. They do not make all their money purely on selling fuel

Ben
Ben
4 days ago

All part of the plan to get everyone to go electric

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
Reply to  Ben
3 days ago

Then the price of electricity will go through the roof (even more than it already has). Profiteering comes to mind when you see the profits the petrol companies make.

Grey Ham
Grey Ham
4 days ago

All a ploy to rid the roads of the masses, so the well to do can once again motor freely and park, as they swish past in electric large climate controlled vehicles as we are forced onto, exposed to the elements cycles, scooters and eventually driverless electric cabs, once internet coverage is fully upgraded.

The blame will be Russia, the climate, etc etc, but the truth is the UK roads cannot cope as we now have imported the world here and if all as they do, wish to drive, then something had to be done.

To take away cars would cause riots so subtle pricing off the road, making life hard for motorist is the easy option by HMG

C the light
C the light
4 days ago

Seems the worlds Governments are using Ukraine to price the plebs cars off the road as the climate change fear factor never worked for most.

Whilst we have to endure public transport for our wives and daughters knowing that the most vilest are free to roam as our jails are full with the worlds rejects, the ‘important’ people will travel unimpeded in style and comfort with nice quiet roads.

C the light!

IMO
IMO
4 days ago

If the government were serious about all cars going electric, by now they would be insisting on every new build home having to be fitted with a car charging point.

As they haven’t it is clear to see that instead they know that most will be priced off the roads in the near future, hence the massive spend on cycle tracks and stupid electric scooters for the less important to get soaking wet, maimed or killed upon, or they will have to rely on un-reliable public transport and sit alongside the drug, drunk, and non jailed low life.

THAT will be the future for the masses. Watch, learn and moan when it is all too late.

Jules
Jules
Reply to  IMO
2 days ago

All new build houses constructed from now on DO have to have electric charging points to be able to be signed off for building regulations…..

Markey
Markey
4 days ago

If only we could fight back but we are lambs to the slaughter .
whether it be Russia ,Covid or Borris Johnson we are being controlled even if we don’t realise it

D B
D B
4 days ago

If it’s a competition for the most expensive fuel, my local station is selling diesel at a tenth of a penny under £2.11 (understandably they don’t display their prices on the forecourt).

THE DRIVER
THE DRIVER
4 days ago

I love conspiracy’s……..

Old school.
Old school.
4 days ago

Coronavirus failed to bring the world to its knees permanently, economies and people have bounced back far too well.
So a well engineered war is what is needed to bring about the fruition of the plan. You will have nothing and be happy?

Old school.
Old school.
Reply to  Old school.
4 days ago

If any one thinks what happens globally ,financial markets, supply and demand etc is down to chance you are in fairey land.
All billionaires make money on the up, so they as a collective also make money on the down. It’s very well orchestrated.
As for making a stand, I wish we would, but you are all so divided, you agree on nothing the average being dislikes, mistrusts and has little to nothing in common with people he would once see as an allie in a time off crisis or need. Face it, they have ultimate control, we have given it to them.
Thumbs down if your mind is not your own, and your spine has been removed.

Waking Up
Waking Up
4 days ago

Nice to see the masses are slowly waking up to what is going on.

Old school.
Old school.
Reply to  Waking Up
4 days ago

We’ve gathered the attention of a few whose minds are not their own, judging by the thumbs down already.

Paarthurnax the Wise
Paarthurnax the Wise
4 days ago

Wow! The conspiracy nutters are out in force here, aren’t they?

The only thing the Government has done in this crisis is reduce tax on fuel (which many forecourts haven’t passed on to the consumer).

This isn’t some massive Government conspiracy, it’s oil companies profiteering as they always do.

Honestly, this country is sounding more and more like Red Neck USA every day.

Mark West
Mark West
Reply to  Paarthurnax the Wise
3 days ago

Alright then mate, what’s your IQ? If it’s less than 130 maybe you should refrain from commenting on being “intelligent”

Cal Orific
Cal Orific
Reply to  Mark West
3 days ago

Hark, I hear banjos.

Mark West
Mark West
Reply to  Paarthurnax the Wise
3 days ago

Lot of idiots voting me down, bet you look like crap as well lol

fred
fred
4 days ago

My mates at work were laughing at me a year ago when I got an old EV for 6k. Today I am laughing at them, and good luck getting a usable EV for 6k now! 😀

Fossil fuel looses….

Mark West
Mark West
3 days ago

You will own nothing and you will be happy

Liz
Liz
3 days ago

PEOPLE OF THE IOW…PLEASE TAKE NOT
Do NOT buy from out most expensive petrol forecourts!
Try and Work round it.these are the most greedy and need too get boycotted.

Sunshine
Sunshine
3 days ago

Pure greed on behalf of the supermarkets and the independent fuel garages. If the price of a barrel of crude oil is falling, GREED is the only reason garages are putting the prices up.
Shame on you all for this, when everything else is so expensive. We’re heading for a recession for sure.

 

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