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    Cost of Fuel

    So the cost of petrol and diesel is said to be going up by 5p with in the next week, and then by another 23p in April.

    With the rising costs there are people planning fuel protests.... one of which is happening tomorrow at Stanlow, where the protests started in 2002.

    Hopefully the government will start to listen to the public before the baricades start at the oil refineries.

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    sell ur car,problem solved for most people anyway

    Original Poster

    but what if you live out of town, and public transport isn't reliable, or a viable option?

    Kitten13

    but what if you live out of town, and public transport isn't reliable, or … but what if you live out of town, and public transport isn't reliable, or a viable option?

    What did the people who lived outside of the Town do 30 years ago ?

    bikes

    WheresMeNuts

    What did the people who lived outside of the Town do 30 years ago ?



    times have changed since then ppl have busy lifes and aint got time to walk n bike everywere n public transport is a joke these days !

    the price of fuel is going to rise every day because of Libya, then our government will keep adding their bit. we'll have the same problems that we had last time there was a fuel shortage

    and the fact that when things settle down in Libya the prices will remain high

    chillyyyy

    sell ur car,problem solved for most people anyway



    I'm planning on moving and my daily commute would be 35 miles each way. I couldn't do that on public transport and I've been looking for a new job for a while with no luck so far. Times are hard

    SuperEd

    CuteKitty26

    and the fact that when things settle down in Libya the prices will remain … and the fact that when things settle down in Libya the prices will remain high



    yep oil prices keep going up (so do my gas+ electric bills)
    Edited by: "goonertillidie" 24th Feb 2011

    vicknanth

    times have changed since then ppl have busy lifes and aint got time to … times have changed since then ppl have busy lifes and aint got time to walk n bike everywere n public transport is a joke these days !

    I agree,but if we all sit back & do nothing then you will soon be paying £3 p/litre & yes I mean £3 p/litre.Government are taken the **** with us & we all just sit back & accept it.

    £3 p/litre may sound OTT but would you have said this time last year that by the end of 2011 you will be paying £2 p/litre.

    WheresMeNuts

    What did the people who lived outside of the Town do 30 years ago ?


    30yrs ago, drive.

    I have two small children and getting them to nursery then heading to work 14 miles away on a bike would not be good as I would not get to work on time - even on public transport that woluld not be achievable - sell car or sell children or maybe children could just live at nursey!!!

    never mind the piddling UK government - the global oil companies need to be doing something strategic to reduce the costs because if there's a deep global recession then people, everywhere, won't be able to afford their prices anymore anyway.

    prices are ridonculous!

    was gonna buy a 4x4 but thats gone out the window with those rising prices. am looking at moving and am looking at moving within walking distance of schools as petrol and parking is a joke!!

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    The oil companies work on tiny profit margins of about 5% or less....they only make huge profits by volume.

    The reason for the current price hike is because many of the OPEC producers have overstated their reserve figures and it recently came to light that they have a lot less oil left as previously thought.

    public transport doesnt run 24/7 where we are, without our car my hubby couldnt get to work as NO public transport run for our town to the place he works 3 valley's away and at the times he starts. the funny thing is he works on public transport

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    slamdunkin

    The oil companies work on tiny profit margins of about 5% or less....they … The oil companies work on tiny profit margins of about 5% or less....they only make huge profits by volume.The reason for the current price hike is because many of the OPEC producers have overstated their reserve figures and it recently came to light that they have a lot less oil left as previously thought.

    thats alright then.........

    I couldn't get to work without my car, like many others in this country.

    I like many others, feel a little bit powerless. I have to buy petrol to run my car, and cant get it any cheaper than 127.9p per litre at the moment. What can any of us actually do.

    Would a fuel protest actually work? I was quite young and below driving age during the 2002 protest so didn't give it much attention. Would a new fuel protest actually do anything?

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    RFC

    thats alright then.........



    Yeah it's well alright for those that are invested in oil companies that produce in other continents or those buying oil futures contracts....lol

    Me too 30 miles each way to work. We tried to move house closer to my work but can't sell ours so pretty stuck until the housing market picks up.

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    Hopefully it will mean less cars on the road.

    I wonder in 30yrs time, Jeremy Clarkson will be testing the latest Mustang/aka Mr Horse.

    Plus high oil prices will lead to even higher inflation, which will stump growth. Not that the UK is growing at the moment.

    bikes for cars

    Original Poster

    I think if enough people get behind the protests, then somthing will happen with it. considering 88p at least in every liter is tax.... i think the government can deffo drop the duty

    Drop the tax? Possible. But it's a tried and tested cash cow for the public wallet so why would they want to when global warming is of concern and they can push for the leaner, greener, renewable sources of energy approach? Strikes, might knock a few pence off temporarily. However, there's loads of oil, loads of increasing demand and only a few people that decide where it goes in what quantities and at what price, so it's obviously easy money and it's going up. Even if you don't think there is loads of oil then it's still obviously going up.

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    fuel protests......

    people do understnd whts going on in the middle east

    dont they?

    numbskulls

    Original Poster

    casparwhite

    fuel protests......people do understnd whts going on in the middle … fuel protests......people do understnd whts going on in the middle eastdont they?numbskulls



    so people worrying about the cost of the basics going up are numbskulls? the fact that the rising fuel prices affects the cost of food, so even those who don't drive will be effected by the cost going up. vat went up, and now the cost of the basics, such as wheat and corn are aswell. and wages aren't going up. this is a situation that effects everybody... if it doesn't stop, then what is happening in the middle east will happen here, when you have families not being able to afford to feed everyone in the family.

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    Kitten13

    so people worrying about the cost of the basics going up are numbskulls? … so people worrying about the cost of the basics going up are numbskulls? the fact that the rising fuel prices affects the cost of food, so even those who don't drive will be effected by the cost going up. vat went up, and now the cost of the basics, such as wheat and corn are aswell. and wages aren't going up. this is a situation that effects everybody... if it doesn't stop, then what is happening in the middle east will happen here, when you have families not being able to afford to feed everyone in the family.



    lol what is happening in the middle east...... do you think people are revolting over the cost of people living beyond their means?

    petrol isnt a "basic" either

    Relax, no one is a numbskull. Maybe look into a more fuel efficient vehicle if the basics are going to suffer.

    it helps to drive more fuel efficiently.

    i've adjusted my driving habits, reducing speed, taking a bit more care, and easily get about 10% better consumption.

    casparwhite

    fuel protests......people do understnd whts going on in the middle … fuel protests......people do understnd whts going on in the middle eastdont they?numbskulls

    This I guess about sums up your stupidity.

    Banned

    Isn't there that VW with an electric bike in the back? I would love that, I think the idea is amazing.

    youtube.com/wat…V7A
    Edited by: "lumoruk" 25th Feb 2011

    I live 2 miles away from where i work.

    Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsburys, all within 2 miles. Town centre, the same.

    Not an issue for me.

    Yes, i am being smug. as 2-3 years ago i used to live 30+ miles from where i worked, so know your pain.
    Edited by: "spritey" 25th Feb 2011

    its inevitable, deal with it.

    spritey

    I live 2 miles away from where i work. Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, … I live 2 miles away from where i work. Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsburys, all within 2 miles. Town centre, the same. Not an issue for me.Yes, i am being smug. as 2-3 years ago i used to live 30+ miles from where i worked, so know your pain.


    Where do you live! I have to move next to you.

    guv

    Hopefully it will mean less cars on the road.



    Which are all doing 40 in a 70....

    spritey

    I live 2 miles away from where i work. Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, … I live 2 miles away from where i work. Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsburys, all within 2 miles. Town centre, the same. Not an issue for me.Yes, i am being smug. as 2-3 years ago i used to live 30+ miles from where i worked, so know your pain.

    I have all the big stores near me but my work is around 12 miles away so can't walk or even use a bike due to sometimes working late at night.
    Public transport ie Buses I need a baseball bat as all you get is junkies,drunkies & Monkeys on them at this time of night.

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    WheresMeNuts

    I have all the big stores near me but my work is around 12 miles away so … I have all the big stores near me but my work is around 12 miles away so can't walk or even use a bike due to sometimes working late at night.Public transport ie Buses I need a baseball bat as all you get is junkies,drunkies & Monkeys on them at this time of night.


    10yrs ago for 1.5yrs i cycled 10miles each way to work. Then i bought a £75 1.1l fiesta insurance was £850 lol

    Now i live 5 miles each way from work but i still drive because i'm lazy. Will start cycling again when the baby comes. Maybe.

    Original Poster

    It's not just the cost of fuel though. its the cost of everything else as a result of the fuel going up and up.
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