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Old 24 February 2006, 10:13   #1
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Cheaper fuel?

Has anyone looked at:

www.pipelinecard.org

It looks like they are going to use sheer volume of numbers to get enough buying power to get one of the big petrol chains to give fuel discounts to card holders. With the amount of fuel that we burn each year between us - I thought it might be useful.........

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Old 24 February 2006, 23:11   #2
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Considering the price we are currently paying for fuel for the trucks by using bunkercards (87p/litre up against 93-94 on pumps) I think they are onto something. I've registered.
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Good idea but how much will you save? Prob nothing at Tesco or Sainsbury but maybe you will get sensible prices at motorway services and small outlets.

I was very annoyed by the FIRST comment they make

"All those involved in the oil business are getting their cut from the inflated prices we're paying on the forecourts - the oil-well owners, refineries, filling stations"

At least they then go on to say

"On top of that, the government siphons off nearly 70p per litre in tax."

Be fair to the oil companies 25p per litre is not exactly a rip off when they have to find it - extract it - then distribute it!!!

On the other hand what the government are STEALING off us is a scandal....
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On the other hand what the government are STEALING off us is a scandal....



These constant attacks and allegations towards your own Government are getting a bit old now
If you wish to live in the Uk you will bow down to your Governments , legistation and tax rules.
Like it or not we are all paying excessive fuel prices, in part thanks to Western Democracies railroading across the Middle East.
When someone comes on here with a fuel saving idea, they have got to be commended.
The Uk tax take is very necessary to provide the services UK residents take for granted
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These constant attacks and allegations towards your own Government are getting a bit old now
The Uk tax take is very necessary to provide the services UK residents take for granted
Well said Gavin! But its not as dramatic as moaning about governments "stealing" from us!


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I was very annoyed by the FIRST comment they make

"All those involved in the oil business are getting their cut from the inflated prices we're paying on the forecourts - the oil-well owners, refineries, filling stations"
But that is true... whilst the tax might be the biggest element everyone in the "chain" is still making a healthy profit.
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These constant attacks and allegations towards your own Government are getting a bit old now
If you wish to live in the Uk you will bow down to your Governments , legistation and tax rules.
Like it or not we are all paying excessive fuel prices, in part thanks to Western Democracies railroading across the Middle East.
When someone comes on here with a fuel saving idea, they have got to be commended.
The Uk tax take is very necessary to provide the services UK residents take for granted
You don't have to live with it.

The only services that have been improved appear to be the kind of stuff the poor suckers working for a living don't get the time to use anyway.

I would like to point out that the labour party is only in power over here because of the current electoral system. There were actually MORE votes for the conservatives-ie MORE THAN HALF OF THE VOTERS IN THIS COUNTRY DON'T WANT THIS GOVERNMENT IN POWER and EXERCISED THEIR 'DEMOCRATIC' RIGHT TO SAY SO.
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Well said Gavin! But its not as dramatic as moaning about governments "stealing" from us!




But that is true... whilst the tax might be the biggest element everyone in the "chain" is still making a healthy profit.
Healthy profit?

Take 70p away from 95p and you are left with 25p!!! This has to be split with the retailers - the delivery people and the refiners. Oil rigs etc don't come cheap!!!

Even if the oil companies were charities and GAVE AWAY the fuel we would STILL be paying 3.18 a gallon in TAX!!!

Of course if you run two jags and don't pay for your own fuel you don't give a toss but if you don't earn much money and have to commute any sort of distance it hurts - lots!!!
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Hmm...OK fair enough - we pay too much for fuel - government rips us off, etc etc etc - but that isn't likely to change, is it!?!

So if the card saves 5 or 10p a litre, then that's good, isn't it?

Or are we saying that we'll carry on paying the high prices so that we can complain about it?

If the card works, and people switch to whichever chain is offering the discount, then that will start the ball rolling (others will have to reduce their prices to compete, or offer cards etc). Once that happens, and the oil companies profit margins start to suffer, THEN they might go to the government and start to argue about profits and taxation...not before.

It's not trying to save the world, just trying save people some money!!

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Not having a go at you DGR - just so pissed off every time I put fuel in the tank!!!

Of course saving ANYTHING on fuel is great - but I don't think you will get much cheaper fuel with a card than you will find at the supermarkets.

the advantage of a fuel card is that you get supermarket prices at motorway services and smaller petrol stations who don't have the buying power of Tesco etc. Remember the supermarkets sell almost at cost to pull in customers to their stores. There is more profit on a mars bar than there is on gallon of petrol......
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Of course saving ANYTHING on fuel is great...
Try buying summat that does more than 18mpg..

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