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Sorry to take this off topic. There aren't many places to have a civilised conversation about the future. There is so much brainwashing going on. I'm quite frustrated by that. Maybe here isn't the place.
What does on your bike mean? Would you like me to get lost?
No don't get lost. I think i took it off topic to start with.
I'm not sure what I've done here. I tried to split the thread so that we could continue this under it's own heading but I've got 2 threads with the same title. Shall we continue this on the short thread ( which may have a new name when I find out how.
How long does petrol last in a tank. I didn't fill up at all between for nearly 4 months, am hardly using the car.
According to the RAC, petrol has a "shelf life of about 6 months". Their advice is:
Thanks LL. I'm probably OK then. Filled up 11th March and 2nd July. About a third of a tank in now and am using it more now that the walking group has started up (only a few miles a week though).
I'd certainly noticed petrol prices had been steadily rising since the end of last year - now @ £1.32p/L at Asda's near where I live. Apparently July 2021 was the most expensive to fill a car with petrol since 2013
and this doesn't help either:
My son drove me to the pumps at the weekend. I haven't been driving for almost two months, and even then my excursions were local. I read a previous post that petrol shelf life is around six months, had no idea about this. My son informed me that prices are rising.
...to: Available Petrol in your Area
Not really a laughing matter, especially as pumps run dry and any petrol is better than no petrol. I really do need to fill my car up (it's less than half full and won't last the week) but I didn't even bother looking for a garage this weekend as I expected there would be queues. Apparently I wasn't wrong, and the queues also affected the traffic on main roads so as well I didn't bother going shopping either.
My daughter & partner needed to go and take photos for a Cheshire Life walks article, so we went walking in S Cheshire yesterday. They needed to fill up to get home so we came back through the centre of Nantwich. 2 supermarkets with no fuel and he was getting worried that if they drove around looking they wouldn't even make it back to my house.
2 more petrol stations on the way home, we thought. But then saw Road Closed signs and had to divert past the first. The one in the village was also roped off but there was a tanker by the pumps and cars parked waiting. Utter chaos once it drove away but we did get filled up and they didn't have to stay the night and worry about work this morning.
It annoys me the talk of panic buying. On my normal routes I am 5 miles from the nearest pump, another 5 to the next. I usually fill up when I am passing the cheapest, which is only once a week. But if I can't guarantee that they will have petrol of course I will fill up while I still have enough to get to another.
I filled the car up with petrol this morning - £1.33p/litre. I had to work from home on Friday because the car was low on fuel (last time I filled up was the last week of August) - I did a 10 mile round trip and all the filling stations were coned off with "no petrol" signs. I wasn't convinced with the main new headlines of "back to normal" but decided to try again late this morning - I went to the nearest (not necessarily the cheapest) filling station. I really was surprised to find no queues although no doubt the forecourt was busier than usual.
On Tuesday, I had no option but to go and fill the car with petrol. After listening to the news of price hikes and more so now with the Ukraine / Russia conflict, I was a bit worried about what to find at the filling station ... well, locally the supermarket petrol prices are still below the highest price I'd seen last year down to £1.43p/litre so where do the national news teams get their record breaking £1.50p+ / £1.67p price reports from? The most expensive petrol station in London and assume it is across the whole of the UK?
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