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PostSubject: Fuel Prices   Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:04 pm

I see the cost of petrol and diesel is creeping higher once more, especially if you live in Penicuik with the BP monopoly. At the moment it is costing 105.9p a litre there - when I was on holiday in Skye last week some garages there were cheaper or only 2p more!!! Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:45 am

I use this site to send me email alerts for the cheapest fuel in the area.

www.petrolprices.com

Quite often Sainbury's at Straiton is the cheapest in the area.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:28 pm

Seems to be a BP thing, Penicuik and the one at Liberton are generally a few pence dearer than the likes of Sainsburys and Esso (Lothianburn). The best value garages generally seem to be around the Craigleith area of Edinburgh where there is a Sainsburys, Esso & Shell all within a short distance - Obviously no savings to be made though if you've got to specifically drive there to fill up!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:48 pm

I noticed today that Sainsbury is selling both petrol and diesel for the same price , 1.01. It suits me as I use diesel but my son uses petrol and he is far from happy.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:56 am

Looks like we might have some good news on petrol prices in Penicuik next year! My weekly trawl through the planning site shows that Tesco have applied to rebuild the petrol station once they demolish it (former car wash / Save / Eastford Motors site) so that will mean some competition at last.
They also plan to put a glass panel at the side of the store with automatic doors (just like Sainsburys at Straiton) to stop the gales blowing in to the shop - wonder why it took them so long?
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:14 pm

I've just been for diesel at Sainsburys at Cameron toll and the price is now 1.03 per litre. Thankfully after buying our shopping we received a coupon giving us 5p off per litre.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:54 pm

SamTyler wrote:
Looks like we might have some good news on petrol prices in Penicuik next year! My weekly trawl through the planning site shows that Tesco have applied to rebuild the petrol station once they demolish it (former car wash / Save / Eastford Motors site) so that will mean some competition at last.
They also plan to put a glass panel at the side of the store with automatic doors (just like Sainsburys at Straiton) to stop the gales blowing in to the shop - wonder why it took them so long?

'bout time. They applied ages ago for something similar which I think was intended to put the ATMs under cover or somewhere more secure, I'm not sure which. I seem to remember they got planning consent at the time; God knows why they never went ahead with it.
As far as the petrol station is concerned, I'm afraid I'll believe that the day I drive in there and fill the tank!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:48 pm

Wow - there are some guys actually working at the petrol station / car wash site so it looks like something is going to happen there! Surely this is too much, can the people of Penicuik cope with all the activity all at once

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:44 pm

I spoke too soon!!! They started work there but have now stopped with all the diggers etc just sitting there like tramworks. I wonder if a certain petrol station handed out a few "brown envelopes" to the workmen???
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:38 pm

Very Happy

They have started demolition work this morning with the car wash gone and the building rapidly disappearing! Hopefully it means that we will have a new petrol station there before Christmas if all goes to plan - no more trips to Sainsburys, Hillend or Eskbank
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:16 pm

At last we have confirmation! A banner on the fencing stating that a new Tesco filling station is coming soon so we will get slightly cheaper fuel at last.

I remember people saying that there would be riots if petrol went above 2 a gallon - now it is over 6 and nothing happens!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:05 pm

Good to see work moving along there with the old building completely gone. It seems they are going to have a jet wash as well as the filing station which will come in handy to clean all the ash from everyones cars!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:08 am

Shock horror - petrol is 1p cheaper at the BP station than it is at Tesco! Funny what a little bit of competition can do (though you can get it for 111.9p a litre over in Fife)
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:30 pm

I'm paying 1.12 for diesel in France at the moment. About 92p at today's rate.
Just thought you'd like to know. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:51 pm

Thank you so much for sharing that interesting information.Razz Just remember that your holiday won't last forever Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:50 pm

Sorry, andy. I couldn't resist.
Thing is. it's not a holiday any more. I live here!
But to be fair, by the time I've paid the medical top-up premiums you'll be the ones who are laughing!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:27 pm

Well, I guess it's a case of swings and roundabouts. You win some you lose some. I'm not sure how I would cope without skinless/sliced sausage and brown chippy sauce Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:38 pm

ye dinnae need broon sauce if yer eatin horse
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:53 pm

BP prices are down again today - 112.9p for petrol and 115.9p for diesel so anyone who has just filled up at Tesco on their way home and passes the BP station will be a tad miffed!

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:51 pm

You'd be struggling to find the brown sauce though the French do seem to have developed a taste for tomato ketchup I discovered.
Also baked beans if you're happy at 2+ for a tin!!
Horse is very much a minority taste in spite of all the stories. I've only seen it on sale once.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:28 pm

wis it guid an testy ?
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:48 pm

It looks like the competition is over with both filling stations charging exactly the same prices now (114.9p for petrol and 116.9p for diesel)

Oh well, it was good while it lasted!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:05 pm

Seems that I spoke too soon as Tesco have cut their prices for the first time down to 112.9p for petrol and 115.9p for diesel.

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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:32 pm

ah mind o it bein 4/11d a gallen
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Prices   Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:43 pm

Ah, you're obviously just a youngster.

I used to have a "Saturday-job" at a wee independent filling station (remember them........ no brand names on the pumps.)

They had a cheap-and-cheerful "Economy" pump........ 2/10d a gallon.

(I also remember being able to get seriously drunk for 1.)
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