RE: Fuel Station Pumps Price To 10 Euros A Litre

RE: Fuel Station Pumps Price To 10 Euros A Litre

Wednesday 27th April 2011

Fuel Station Pumps Price To 10 Euros A Litre

Why you shouldn't buy fuel in Stuttgart...



If you think the price of fuel is a bit steep at the moment, be thankful that you don’t live in Filderstadt near Stuttgart; an Esso station there raised the price of a litre of super unleaded to 9.99 euros per litre (Β£8.85) on Easter Monday.

The station took the extreme price hike action in an attempt to discourage customers, after a fifth of petrol stations in the Stuttgart area ran out of super unleaded. The cause of the shortage was a mixture of Easter traffic, a bank holiday ban on fuel tankers, and logistical problems caused by the recent introduction of E10 ethanol super unleaded.

Despite warning signs on the pumps, several customers filled up anyway – to be greeted by a seriously beefy bill at the till. One was faced with €209.98 (Β£185.90) for the 21 litres of super he put in his BMW.

Rainer HillgΓ€rtner, a spokesperson for the Auto Club Europa told German news site the Local that the case resembled the black market, commenting (brilliantly, we think) that β€œit’s barely believable that global companies blunder into a supply bottleneck like drunks into a village pond. The relevant inspectorate has to investigate. That goes also for unfair price rises and exorbitant prices at the pump.”

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adycav

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7,615 posts

172 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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When I read 'Stuttgart" I assumed that the pricing strategy had something to do with Porsche.

Using the '911 optional rear wiper value for money' approach, perhaps.

Prince Jefri

1,971 posts

124 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Seems like a good way to stop panic buying. Petrol shortage in the area; put up the prices so most people buy only what they need.

Scaremongering (sp!)

Andyuk911

1,957 posts

164 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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When I filled up with BP102, you had to key in a code .. 102 ...

Munich

1,052 posts

151 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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This is an extreme example but the mentality of the Petrol Station is about right for Germany.

Fuel prices rise and fall on a hourly basis here in Germany. The cheapest day for buying fuel tends to be Tuesday with the weekend being the most expensive time of the week (however over the holiday period it tends to stay expensive all the time). It is not unusual for the price to change by +/- 0.05€ in a day, which makes it very difficult to find the cheapest petrol station in the area.

Andrew[MG]

3,230 posts

153 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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What is this E10 ethanol super unleaded you speak of?

suffolk009

4,090 posts

120 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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So pistonheads is now reporting the price of petrol. Ha. Someone should start a thread!

dvance

605 posts

123 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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suffolk009 said:
So pistonheads is now reporting the price of petrol. Ha. Someone should start a thread!
Including expressions like "fking capitalist government", "nobody cares for the common man anymore" etc.

deveng

3,897 posts

135 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Not anoter fuel price thread. fks sake hehe

zebedee

4,570 posts

233 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Munich said:
This is an extreme example but the mentality of the Petrol Station is about right for Germany.

Fuel prices rise and fall on a hourly basis here in Germany. The cheapest day for buying fuel tends to be Tuesday with the weekend being the most expensive time of the week (however over the holiday period it tends to stay expensive all the time). It is not unusual for the price to change by +/- 0.05€ in a day, which makes it very difficult to find the cheapest petrol station in the area.
For those of you that can be bothered to read the prices that is, unlike Mr BMW Muggins as reported in the article.

shouldbenicholas

43 posts

159 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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I would torch the place if that happened to me furious

wedgeinald

1,297 posts

145 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Andrew[MG] said:
What is this E10 ethanol super unleaded you speak of?
90% petrol 10% "bio" ethanol.

A step towards a "green" fuel aparently...


Munich

1,052 posts

151 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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wedgeinald said:
Andrew[MG] said:
What is this E10 ethanol super unleaded you speak of?
90% petrol 10% "bio" ethanol.

A step towards a "green" fuel aparently...
It was launched in January this year but has caused all sorts of problems because the launch communication wasn't very good and no-one really knew if they could use it in their car. A couple of horror stories hit the press of owners filling up with E10 and then ruining their engines.... People simply didn't buy it, but the situation has improved.

9rk

18 posts

112 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Good, fuel prices need to be higher, the sooner they bring this into the country the better, I only hope its like £4.00 a litre this time next year. Gets more people off the road and leaves driving to those who can afford and really need it.

Also helps with the fact of rationing it too.

JonnyFive

29,008 posts

144 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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shouldbenicholas said:
I would torch the place if that happened to me furious
What? Do you understand the story?

Haighermeister

20,975 posts

115 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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9rk said:
Good, fuel prices need to be higher, the sooner they bring this into the country the better, I only hope its like £4.00 a litre this time next year. Gets more people off the road and leaves driving to those who can afford and really need it.

Also helps with the fact of rationing it too.
Er, really? I'm hoping you were mumbling while writing this with your tongue firmly lodged in your cheek...

JonnyFive

29,008 posts

144 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Haighermeister said:
9rk said:
Good, fuel prices need to be higher, the sooner they bring this into the country the better, I only hope its like £4.00 a litre this time next year. Gets more people off the road and leaves driving to those who can afford and really need it.

Also helps with the fact of rationing it too.
Er, really? I'm hoping you were mumbling while writing this with your tongue firmly lodged in your cheek...
Agreed.

Why should only the rich be able to afford to be on the road?

Lost soul

8,712 posts

137 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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zebedee said:
For those of you that can be bothered to read the prices that is, unlike Mr BMW Muggins as reported in the article.
Maybe Mr BMW Muggins was just stuck 200 kms from home rolleyes

9rk

18 posts

112 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Because what everyone seems to forget, although times are tough and fuel prices are getting higher, we are actually running out of the crap. Because no one can see that, the only way the government can seem to get around this huge issue is by slowly rising fuel prices, to the point where the country does meet that dreaded peak where only the rich and those in power can have it.

If it was too pricey to afford then everyone would have to get into a new way and routine of transport i.e. people use bikes more, or public transport, yes this will effect their jobs, not alone business's worldwide but they will adapt and change over time. I mean what else can we do, we can’t just say cheap prices for everyone can we?

I don’t like paying through the nose for fuel either but there is no other option, and if I’m so wrong then why are they doing it?




Edited by 9rk on Wednesday 27th April 15:10

9rk

18 posts

112 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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JonnyFive said:
Agreed.

Why should only the rich be able to afford to be on the road?
And that goes with anything mate, you will for all eternity have a un even balance between rich and poor. Sadly those who cannont afford, cannot have. Thats the brutal reality of it.

M666 EVO

1,120 posts

117 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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9rk said:
Good, fuel prices need to be higher, the sooner they bring this into the country the better, I only hope its like £4.00 a litre this time next year. Gets more people off the road and leaves driving to those who can afford and really need it.
Rediculous sentiment. Truly rediculous. Or are you trying to emply you are considerably richer than thou? Don't you think we get taxed enough with road duty, congestion charges and tolls? It takes away the joy of driving and some people who need to drive simply cannot afford it...