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Old 28 March 2012, 16:44   #21
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Filled up the wheely bins today just in case. Unleaded in the green one and diesel in the black one.
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Old 28 March 2012, 17:02   #22
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this is the government ploy to get the the quarter sale figures up, by forcing people to buy more fuel in this month instead of April!

Do the figures don't look we back in recession !

All these extra fuel sales and extra tax...

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London Fire Brigade - Petroleum

Interestingly enough the news has highlighted this anomoly. According to a number of sources say that your not allowed to store Jerry Can's >10L ... how many of us are technically "Illegal" ...
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Old 29 March 2012, 04:47   #24
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To those of us that do not live in the uk what is this post about?
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Old 29 March 2012, 06:19   #25
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Interestingly enough the news has highlighted this anomoly. According to a number of sources say that your not allowed to store Jerry Can's >10L ... how many of us are technically "Illegal" ...
I think this came up before and boat tanks fall under a differant rule ( like having your car in the garage with a full tank is also legal )....
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Old 29 March 2012, 06:23   #26
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To those of us that do not live in the uk what is this post about?
The genius politicians in a bid to avoid panic buying 'if' the tanker delivery drivers go on strike suggested ' top up when you can' and 'fill up a can in the garage'- hence most of Englands petrol stations are now sold out / have 2 hour waits to fill up ....just brilliant work - nothing would actually be running short if it wasn't for the most ill thought out bit of advice. I dont have enough to see clients now , but as longa s my 85 year old neighbour wont need to fill up for the next 2 months then all is well - except the economy etc etc ...can you tell I'm annoyed by this ?

Cant even get the boat to water to burn what I have in that !
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Filled up the wheely bins today just in case. Unleaded in the green one and diesel in the black one.


We laugh but during the strikes of 2000, i remember working for a well known cross channel ferry operator where, thanks to the "weekend break" deals they were offering to the Channel Islands, people were paying the 35quid to get across and filling up not only their vehicles but just about any container they could lay their hands on.

Some numpty in a Escort estate filled up a couple of those cylinrical water containers used for caravanning (Aquaroll's?) .
Anyway whilst rummageing around in the boot before making his way up to the cabin he knocked open the little plastic drain tap on the bottom and promptly filled up the inside of his car with 40 ltrs of unleaded

I hate to think of what some of those people, obviously despreate to remove themselves from the gene pool, have used to "store" fuel this time.

Anyway, loads of fuel here in France and i'm still only paying about 1.30gpb per ltr of diesel.....and no roat tax.......MOT's every two years etc..etc.. Vive L'Europe

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I use a tank a week filled up on tues as normal I won't be joining any queues on principal just hope they all come to there senses before next tues
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Interestingly enough the news has highlighted this anomoly. According to a number of sources say that your not allowed to store Jerry Can's >10L ... how many of us are technically "Illegal" ...
A tank and a can are two entirely different beasts. I also seem to recall that you should not carry more than a 5l can in any vehicle.
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Hmmm I once persuaded an aged Merc 8 to take me back to shore somewhat lethargically and with the best blue smoke screen ever when the rescue coordinator man gave me a spare tank of diesel instead of premix. (I now check everything anyone gives me to run a rescue boat on!)

Boat is topped up. I wonder if I can turn that experience round & persuade my diesel car to run on premix?
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