Fuel Prices

joer

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Is it just in Carlow or has anyone else noticed the fuel prices rising almost every day .Only last week it was 124.8 for diesel, It is now 1.32.9 for diesel and 1.39.9 for petrol.
I am surprised that there has been no one on Radio or TV giving out about the rising prices. Or is it because people are not filling up as often these days....
 

odyssey06

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I'd noticed price increase last week.
And then double whammy - I may have mis-read it, but I think the vat rate returned to 23% on 1st march so that caused a bump.
 

SparkRite

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And then double whammy - I may have mis-read it, but I think the vat rate returned to 23% on 1st march so that caused a bump.
Double whammy is right!
I don't think any petrol/diesel retailer passed on the drop to 21%.
Also don't forget that the Euro is doing comparatively well against the dollar at the moment.
We are being fleeced here on fuel prices at the pumps, anybody see a drop when, last year, you couldn't give
crude oil away? But let it go up $5 dollars a barrel and practically overnight it's reflected at the pumps.
 

noproblem

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Diesel in Mayo €125 to €1.33 from what i've seen. What are people paying for home heating oil (Kerosene)? 1000 litres I see being priced from €570 to €620 throughout the country. Mayo right now from €590 to €620.
 

Jazz01

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Similar situation down south, every few days over the last 7 to 10 days, the price is increasing... This web site reflects the price at different areas in the country, but it depends on users to update, so not always accurate / up to date.

Recent (Jan '21) publication details that "a surge in crude oil prices has led to an increase of approximately two cent in the average cost of a litre of fuel in Ireland..." but there is much more of a jump than 2cents since that was published - maybe the surge kept "surging".
 

joer

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It is like a cartel in Carlow town . You would be lucky to see a one cent difference in any of the forecourts . But the prices in a forecourt could change by one or two cents depending on the time of day or night.
 

SparkRite

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Recent (Jan '21) publication details that "a surge in crude oil prices has led to an increase of approximately two cent in the average cost of a litre of fuel in Ireland..." but there is much more of a jump than 2cents since that was published - maybe the surge kept "surging".

Exactly my point (as above) but when you couldn't give it away, no appreciable (if any) drop in pump price !!
We are literally being fleeced, fuel prices increase, practically everything increases.
 

peemac

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Oil prices were at two year highs last week. Brent was over $67. Has dropped back to $62 today.

It has been rising steadily since early November when it was $38. So 60%+ increase in the raw material cost

And 2% vat jump didn't help either
 

joe sod

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Double whammy is right!
I don't think any petrol/diesel retailer passed on the drop to 21%.
Also don't forget that the Euro is doing comparatively well against the dollar at the moment.
We are being fleeced here on fuel prices at the pumps, anybody see a drop when, last year, you couldn't give
crude oil away? But let it go up $5 dollars a barrel and practically overnight it's reflected at the pumps.
 

MrEarl

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Hello,

I think much of the problem is caused by a view that when oil prices, vat etc. are reduced, consumers feel that these benefits aren't passed on, or are only passed on slowly and in part...

However, as soon as there is any reason whatsoever to justify a price increase, the local fuel stations increase the prices immediately.

Personally, I'm not satisfied that we are treated fairly.

I've previously discussed the issue with a few forcourt owners, who all claimed that prices were increased or decreased, when they received their next delivery of fuel. However, I don't believe that's the only trigger for prices increasing (otherwise, its some coincidence that so many stations get deliveries so promptly, after the price of a barrel of oil goes up on a given day etc.).

The AA used to be good at championing the consumer's cause, but I don't think they've had a lot of support from the public over the years, so they are losing interest / influence. Maybe we need to show them that we still need them?

Then we've the various consumer watchdogs, politicans etc. who tell us to shop around - which is a load of nonsense, as you'll spend more on fuel driving to a cheaper station, with the additional cost outweighing the potential benefit.

EVs are becoming more popular, as are solar panels on private houses, storage batteries etc. So the day is coming where more of us will be able to partly / fully source our own power, to run our vehicles. I, for one, can't wait...
 

mathepac

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That is a very good price, Is that in the city?
City and a few outlying spots, but you'll have to shop around for value. Not that diesel is my no 1 expanse these days :) :) JJ Kavanagh's (opposite firestation) in Urlingford seems to be the lowest at the moment.
 

mathepac

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Then we've the various consumer watchdogs, politicans etc. who tell us to shop around - which is a load of nonsense, as you'll spend more on fuel driving to a cheaper station, with the additional cost outweighing the potential benefit.
pumps.ie and other apps save burning fuel to save money on fuel. The auld internet is handy that way.
 

MrEarl

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pumps.ie and other apps save burning fuel to save money on fuel. The auld internet is handy that way.
While I am a fan, that app isn't always up to date, unfortunitely. It's really only as good as the people updating it, and could actually benefit from being updated.
 
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