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Old 15 July 2012, 05:24   #1
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Fuel Prices around the Solent

Treating ourselves to a month in the Marina at moment (East Cowes), so need to fill up on the water rather than the local Sainsburys.

Anyone know the cheapest place to get fuel, as I'm assuming I'll be paying a premium if I fill the boat at Cowes.
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Fill up where it's local, by the time you've driven off to some place cheaper it would have cost you more in fuel to get there than you'd have saved.

I reckon you'll pay 15-20p premium compared to Sainsburys, even with our discount at the marina it's about 15p a litre more.
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I think Yarmouth is one of the Cheapest - but don't know what the current rate is....
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I think Yarmouth is one of the Cheapest - but don't know what the current rate is....
Petrol here today is 1.35 a litre
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Filled up in Cowes, just up from East Cowes Marina.

1.50 a litre
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Filled up in Cowes, just up from East Cowes Marina.

1.50 a litre
Yes, I served you, careful what you say

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And I would just like to say what an excellent job you did Nick

How come the prices aren't clearly displayed for Petrol like they are for diesel?
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And I would just like to say what an excellent job you did Nick

How come the prices aren't clearly displayed for Petrol like they are for diesel?
I've only been there a couple of weeks (part time), so I am still getting a feel of how it all works.
But one thing is clear, far more diesel is sold than petrol, on todays figures, 7 to 1.
So I suppose the price of diesel is more important than the price of petrol.
Having raised the question, I will ask about it.
Also the fuel berth was bought by the harbour commission recently partly because of a lack of interest from anyone else and they did not want to see a resource simply close.
So before, it was run as a business by owner/operators, now it is run as owner/employees. So getting any improvements done is subject to a managerial overview.
One thing I can say, because of the sunshine today, it was rather busy.

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There's a huge amount of whinging about the price of fuel "on the water"...

There's a huge amount of whinging about the problems of filling 150L of petrol into cans at Tescos, if they'll let you...

Cake/Eat it - pick!
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I'm not really moaning about the price, although having to pay an extra 22p a litre feels a little high, just because the petrol station is at the edge of the water

Maybe these places could sell other products to increase/offset margins? Snacks/drinks etc?

My original point was just really to compare prices to make sure we didn't pay more than necessary.
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