Posted by Nigel B on March 29, 2022, 7:57 am, in reply to "Re: Petrol"
I have just paid £1.85 a Litre for diesel |
Local Tesco (Huddersfield) was £1.71 for diesel last Friday - 2p down on the week before.
I pass a BP station on my way to work, which was £1.80 last Wednesday (pre duty cut) and £1.87 Thursday morning (post duty "cut" ). Shell & BP locally are very noticably more than the supermarkets.
I rather dread filling the motorhome at current prices - 6 / 6.5 miles per litre is going to make getting down to the Alps a bit pricy. Always assuming P & O are still around when it comes to taking the crossing from Hull.
I was supposed to change my car from a diesel to a petrol a couple of weeks ago, but delivery has been put back to May - don't know when in May, just May. Delay may be down to Vlad The Invader as, apparently, Ukraine was a major supplier of vehicle wiring harnesses to European car makers & Hyundai i30s are made in the Czech Republic.
When I bought the diesel i30 there was a choice of 3 petrol engines & 2 diesels in the range, now it is just 1 petrol engine. The only option is 6 speed manual or 7 speed DCT transmission on the same 3 cylinder 1 litre 120hp turbo petrol unit. Rated consumption figures for the petrol are not that much different to my current 1.6 litre 136hp turbo diesel, but service intervals are shorter for the petrol. As retirement is likely to happen in the next 6-12 months I won't be doing the same mileage as I currently do, though, and modern diesels don't like short journeys.