With li reducing why hasn't LPG dropped in cost?

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With li reducing why hasn't LPG dropped in cost?

#1 Post by SteveMJ » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:15 pm

Petrol is currently around £112 ish /litre, down from its high about £1.30 or more, but LPG has dropped by only a small amount.

For the Shell station I visit on my comute it has dropped form 73p to 69 p.

Any thoughts or comments?

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Re: With li reducing why hasn't LPG dropped in cost?

#2 Post by rich r » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:10 pm

There's a bit of discussion of this in the other active price related thread.

Petrol is 110p a litre here at Sainsbury's and Asda, and LPG is 57.7p at Asda. So LPG is coming down, except where the retailers can't compete because they're too small, or know they can cream a little off LPG sales to allow them to take a couple of pence off petrol to reduce the gap to the larger retailers who are charging less.

Bear in mind also that at the moment, a lot of petrol prices are being artificially reduced even further by the supermarkets to attract shoppers because it's the time of year when people are less reluctant to spend money. It's not all due to the reduction in the cost of crude oil, the petrol market is far more complicated than that.
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#3 Post by Brian_H » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:06 pm

SteveMJ wrote:Petrol is currently around £112 ish /litre, down from its high about £1.30 or more, but LPG has dropped by only a small amount.

For the Shell station I visit on my comute it has dropped form 73p to 69 p.

Any thoughts or comments?

Steve


Have a look at www.filllpg.co.uk you will get a much better picture of the wider area. It can pay to shop around but the general issue will be if you have few (or only one) supplier then the pricing tends to be much less competitive.

If you can get to a depot site the price may be better, maybe not. It does vary greatly depending where you are in the country as well - the map will show this better.

Current cheapest price is 45.9 for reference, but unless your close to Birmingham you probabbly won't be lucky enough to find anywhere that cheap.

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#4 Post by SteveMJ » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:13 pm

Filled today at 62.9 p. A big difference from the station I pass on my commute. 45.9 i svery good.

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#5 Post by Brian_H » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:17 pm

Just a case of shopping around there's 7p difference between the 4 local stations to me as well.

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#6 Post by steviewonder » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:25 pm

Suppose I'm one of the lucky ones then, just filled up today at 44p/L

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Re: With li reducing why hasn't LPG dropped in cost?

#7 Post by LPGC » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:04 pm

You're not blind, eh Stevie? :lol:

There's always a bit of a lag, LPG prices follow the trend of petrol prices... Works out at half price but with LPG prices rising / falling after the same event with petrol prices.

Now we're reading reports from all over the country of LPG being available at 40odd pence per litre... Happy days regards fuel prices.

I've said this elsewhere on the forum in recent weeks - Petrol was recently £1.30, now it's done to £1.12 or thereabouts. At £1.30 everyone was moaning about fuel prices, I (and I presume most of us installers) were busier then converting vehicles etc. But petrol is still, as usual, twice the price of LPG, and increasingly more often LPG is available at below half the price of petrol.

I appreciate that if petrol was £3 per litre and LPG was £1.50 per litre the LPG conversion industry would be a lot busier, and if petrol was 2p per litre and LPG 1p per litre we wouldn't be doing many conversions.. But with petrol at £1.12 per litre and LPG at half the price, massive savings are still to be made by converting to LPG. Doesn't seem long ago that petrol was 80p per litre, LPG 40p per litre and we were all busy converting vehicles. Now people have become used to paying £1.30 per litre for petrol they seem to think petrol is cheap now the price has been reduced to £1.12 and don't feel the need to convert to LPG. I wonder - if petrol had never climbed to £1.30, would people still think petrol cheap at £1.12? Even at £1.12 per litre it's still very easy for even a mid sized hatchback owner who commutes to work to blow £40 per week on petrol.. Even this example modest user would save £20 per week running on LPG.. Anyone doing anything like average mileage in a small / average vehicle would still save loads of money converting to LPG.. Why settle for paying £1.12 per litre?

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Re: With li reducing why hasn't LPG dropped in cost?

#8 Post by edge » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:57 pm

Tuffins in Craven arms Shropshire 49.9p per ltr .
I rang Country wide to suggest they match it
NOT HAD A REPLY AS YET!!
but its only been two weeks

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#9 Post by SteveMJ » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:22 pm

edge wrote:Tuffins in Craven arms Shropshire 49.9p per ltr .
I rang Country wide to suggest they match it
NOT HAD A REPLY AS YET!!
but its only been two weeks


Well after first posting I divert my commute by a few miles and pay 13p/L less (currently 55p compared with 68p), they also have given me a loyalty card that ramps up a discount from 1 p to 10 p /litre per visit.

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#10 Post by carguy143 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:07 pm

Factory lane industrial estate in Lostock hall has two LPG sellers. There's a pay at pump unmanned operation that's currently charging 49.9p a litre. There's also Preston Calor Centre which charges around the same.

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Re: With li reducing why hasn't LPG dropped in cost?

#11 Post by p38arover » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:31 am

It's dropped here in Oz from about 80c/litre (40p) to 66c/litre (33p). It was cheaper until the govt. introduced excise on LPG. It used to be excise free.

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