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Where do you think fuel prices will be in a year

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 15 June 2017.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    What are your thoughts on the fuel prices? What will it be like in a years time?

    I think we should see it coming down as more efficient vehicles come on the roads, and the pound will improve against the dollar taking down the barrel of oil cost in real terms.
     
  2. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    Fuel prices (in my area for Tesco Momentum99) is currently £1.229.
    At this time in 2016 it was £1.119 a litre.
    2015 £1.115
    2014 £1.349!!

    Yeah I keep a thing...

    So with my mighty stats I predict 2018 it will be £1.20 ish
     
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  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I love the scientific approach to your answer. :)
     
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  4. KAR120C

    KAR120C Full member

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    Unleaded currently £1.15 at Morrisons in Chippenham I believe.
     
  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    We always seem to pay 5p more for fuel down here in the South or 10p or more if you are using a motorway service station.
     
  6. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    It's 6 months later, let's have a look at things for mid Dec :)

    Again this is Tesco Momentum99 fuel, the only fuel I use, and mostly filling up at the same station near me in Bournemouth, though there are one or two from travels around the UK.
    Dec 2014 £1.109
    Dec 2015 £1.049
    Dec 2016 £1.199
    Dec 2017 £1.229

    So much variation over the course of the year.
    Here's an average:
    2014 £1.276
    2015 £1.132
    2016 £1.145
    2017 £1.177 (caveat - I've still got 2 receipts to add into my spreadsheet, but I cant see the numbers changing that much. They are at home, I'm at work, spreadsheet on a cloud drive; I'll add them in later and if it changes I'll amend the post.)
     
  7. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    We need to remember the oil producers have all of us over a barrel.:)
     
  8. Aerial Andy944

    Aerial Andy944 The Torque Meister

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    Fuel goes up, then down a bit, then back up. They've been pumping out the same old story for years :rolleyes: (that's all I have, not had much sleep B))
     
  9. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    Fuel prices in the news this morning!
    14 May 2013 M99 fuel was £1.369
    May 2014 £1.329
    May 2015 £1.114 A massive drop
    May 2016 £1.109 this year was in the news for being the lowest in recent year. Woo, a ha'penny cheaper! :lol:
    May 2017 £1.209
    May 2018 £1.279
     
  10. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    The prices over here in Oz bear no relation to the barrel prices. IMO the fuel companies are charging what they think they can get away with.:mad:
    I have seen prices vary by more than 10 cents per litre from the same brand depending on their location.
     
  11. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    Fuel duty is to be frozen for another year; 9 in a row now!
    Thanks, Mrs May, but fuel prices are still going up!
     
  12. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Fuel prices are only going one way IMO. We have 12 years to save the planet which I actually don't doubt but I can't see a deadline actually affecting anyones behaviour or attitude until it's too late.

    It will cost too much money to reduce emissions and clean up the planet!

    I think as the pound to dollar strengthens any barrel price increases will smooth out. If fuel costs get too high it will affect our spending power.
     
  13. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    And the downfall of the human race can be thus summed up.
     
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  14. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    End of 2018 update!
    Fuel cost me an average of £1.303 per litre.
    I put in an average of 45.26 litres everytime.
    I managed 23.3mpg over the year @26p per mile.

    At its height 99 octane fuel was costing me £1.349. The lowest was £1.219, which is the price now. 12 months ago it was £1.249.
     
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  15. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    It's been a pretty wild ride for fuel prices this year. Oil is at a low again, so hopefully this will filter through to the pumps, but then again it might be a while until we see it.
     
  16. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Over we have what is called "fuel cycles" and IMO we long suffering motorists are being taken for a ride and our government appointed apparently toothless "consumer watchdogs " simply do nothing other than watch and do much hand wringing as the fuel in the servo tanks that they were quite happy to sell yesterday @ say $1.12 Aud per liter jumps to around $1.35 or so the next day so to me it seems they do it because they can and get away with it .

    The other mystery is as to why the same brand needs to be different prices in different areas of the same town.
     
    Last edited: 26 December 2018
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