Wednesday, 1 April 2020

This shut down does have its upsides...

Tesco Edmonton, a couple of days ago. It might have gone up or down since then:



Surprisingly, the petrol stations in my area, which are always about 10p/litre more expensive than Tesco are holding out, and are still asking for about 120p/litre.

10 comments:

Barman said...

Cheap petrol but not allowed to drive (here in Cyprus)...

...it is like being stuck in an Alanis Morissette song.

benj said...

Tesco Edmonton? Always takes ages to find what I'm looking. My most frustrating supermarket experience in North London. Why not walk to your excellent Waitrose? One of my favourites.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, harsh. I live in fear that they'll ban recreational driving here.

BJ,

a. why walk when I could drive?

b. Edmonton Tesco is great!

c. The worst Tesco near me is the one in Ponders End. It is fucking horrible.

sok said...

don't suck the nonsense anymore. this is like nine ejev but ten times worse. get the fuk out and regroup. holidy over, we are going mad....not really. - bet you arethough?
important.

DCBain said...

Diesel at our local Asda, a couple of days ago, had dropped from a pre-chaos 1.24 to 1.08. Bloody typical, given that we've done about 30 miles in the past fortnight! Thankfully diesel doesn't go off like petrol, it just sits there waiting for the great day.

Lola said...

Also, heating oil (I live in the sticks). I have to admit I am addicted to Shell V Power, diesel and petrol. But that's down in price as well. And they do 'carbon neutral' stuff as part of the deal - supposedly. Not that I care about or believe in that...

Mark Wadsworth said...

DCB, how quickly does petrol go off? I thought it took months or years.

L. stock up on heating oil!

Lola said...

MW. Petrol goes off surprisingly quickly. We never keep race fuel over winter - race fuel being Shell V Power to which we add an octane booster / lead type additive. And that's in a sealed jerry can. In a vented petrol tank it will degrade. What's more, as it does so it leaves a shellac like deposit in all the wrong places. Carb jets. Fuel injection systems etc. And modern fuels are corrosive. I always run dry my chainsaw and strimmer.

Bayard said...

"L. stock up on heating oil!"

If you can find someone to deliver.

Lola said...

B. Oil is being delivered OK.

My Daughter No. 2 got a load at a v low price.