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March 10, 2016

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Fuel/utilities/ Rip Off

March 10, 2016

me again,a couple of weeks ago I was in the UK and Benz/diesel were running at 99-100 pence a litre ,over here in Dublin diesel/Benz was running at 99-102 cents (euro) a lot cheaper. But in the rural areas such as Cork-Tipperary diesel just over the euro( 100-2 cents) but Benz is 118-20 a litre .The only good thing is that kerosene is around 41-2 cents a litre ,that's cheaper than we had in the Tiger years ,so to fill my tank is just over 400 euro ,heaven warm house ,this time last year we were paying over 90 cents a litre.Now we know who's making a killing at our expense,or maybe not ,well the SNP got their sums wrong ,just fed up at being ripped off cos they're making MONEY at these prices at the pumps ,or is this a dream ??????

March 10, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Fuel/utilities/ Rip Off

March 10, 2016

Bob, In the 1960's I had 1 x TR4 and later 3 x TR6 (not same time!!), and could fill the tank for a fiver, using grade 5 fuel,enough for many days, which took me many miles, costing 5 or 6 quid for a full week, and pleasure drives extra, but nowadays it would cost me a month's wages ...just to go into the city centre, 2 miles max...well.. a bit more... It is a real rip-off, as ever. LFC 2 MUppets 0...

March 13, 2016

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Fuel/utilities/ Rip Off

March 13, 2016

Tom come on its unleaded now ,but true when in Chester living in Saighton camp it was a good trapes thro city centre to the Dale and my family was in Birkenhead.That means my Taunus 12m (ford) did a lot of miles ,even at 5 bob a gallon my full screws £12 a week didn't go to far as the old cars if you 30 to the gallon you we're lucky,Just thinking that's 48/49 years ago ,shite must be getting old

March 13, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
Fuel/utilities/ Rip Off

March 13, 2016

Yeah, but it DID put a Tiger in my petrol tank....present fuel is like a pussycat in comparison... ps - and that was with fuel injection engine, normally fuel guzzlers...


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