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Old 27 July 2007, 07:23   #1
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Fuel Price

Do we have a fuel price watch on here?
What's the best price on the water in the Solent?
I dont want to stick the boat on a trailer with lights and stuff!!
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Old 27 July 2007, 08:05   #2
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I filled up with 190.83 litres last Saturday at Lymington Yacht Haven which cost me 198.47 so I make that 1.04 per litre. That's after their discount for 100+ litres.
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Old 27 July 2007, 10:37   #3
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Dodgy fuel

Here in France, unleaded 95 is currently 1.27 Euros a litre or 85p. At the quayside it's about 20cts or 13p more. Diesel of course is VERY cheap! Just 1.05E or 70p a litre. Red diesel is 43p a litre.

Was curious if anyone ever had any problems with quayside fuel, as this comes from tanks which may not be used/cleaned as often as normal petrol station ones. Any petrol kept longer than 30 days is prone to oxydise and deteriorate. I use fuel stabiliser almost all year round now in my boat and in all my garden tools as I have had problems in the past.

Another issue is the summer/winter spec. As of mid autumn, Euro gasoline goes from low RVP (Reid Vapour Pressure = volatility) to high RVP. This then allows easier starting in cold temperatures. Low summer RVP prevents vapour lock. So if filling up in spring or autumn, make sure it comes from a well used tank as you may still be getting previous season spec.
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Old 27 July 2007, 10:47   #4
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Our road diesel is about 95p per lire.

Our petrol price WITHOUT tax is about 35p per litre - I could live with that!!!
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Old 27 July 2007, 11:27   #5
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Filled up Saturday from the QE2 Marina station
67p pr litre and 51p for diesel.
Hope this helps..........
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Old 27 July 2007, 11:53   #6
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Is France keeping their red diesel?
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Old 27 July 2007, 13:20   #7
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red diesel

Yes, France is keeping their red diesel. It is used to heat many French homes, so they could not really do without it. In fact you can even buy it at the pump at the local service station......obviously you are not allowed to put it into your car fuel tank......!!

I use it to heat the house and to power/fuel my mower which runs on diesel. It is 0.2% sulphur as opposed to 0.05% for normal road DERV. Cetane index and number are also lower than for road DERV so I wouldn't use it for my diesel car, even if I was tempted....!

UK homes that are heated by oil are in fact using kerosene, not diesel. This is historically due to Aga's etc. that required a lighter viscosity oil than diesel. But....it costs more as you're competing with Ryanair, Easyjet, etc...!
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I just filled up my car with diesel at Carrefour Gandia, Spain for 91 c per litre, or 61 ppl. Reg Unleaded is 1.1 e ppl, or 73 ppl.

Sorry to anyone affected by the UK floods - it last rained here in May! 32 degrees c as I write this at 8pm.

Cheers all, pack your snorkelling stuff & grab yourself a cheap holiday.
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Old 27 July 2007, 16:38   #9
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The price at Haslar varies. Sometimes its 99 or there abouts, sometimes its 105ish. Last time I went to Port Solent it was cheaper there. Weird since it's the same marina company and it's just up the water.
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Old 27 July 2007, 18:06   #10
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I just filled up my car with diesel at Carrefour Gandia, Spain for 91 c per litre, or 61 ppl. Reg Unleaded is 1.1 e ppl, or 73 ppl.

Sorry to anyone affected by the UK floods - it last rained here in May! 32 degrees c as I write this at 8pm.

Cheers all, pack your snorkelling stuff & grab yourself a cheap holiday.


And remember in Spain there is NO road tax as it's already on the fuel....
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