Man who runs 'Britain's cheapest petrol station' says he's charging much less than UK average
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A bloke who reckons he’s running the cheapest petrol station in Britain has explained why he decided to drop his prices.
Vijay Jaganathan runs Eastgate Garage in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, where motorists can get both petrol and diesel at 129.9p per litre - for context, the current UK average is 145p for petrol and 154p for diesel.
Jaganathan says his prices will remain at the same low price for the ‘next few weeks’ and says he is able to offer such good value due to changing his supplier to Texaco, and because he bulk bought the fuel while wholesale prices were low.
His low prices have seen people rushing to the petrol station to fill up their vehicles.
According to the Daily Mail, a motorist filling an average 55-litre tank with unleaded at Eastgate Garage will save around £8.30 compared to the UK average, while those filling up with diesel will save just over £13 - not bad, eh?
Jaganathan said: “We had our first delivery yesterday and the queues have been really long, but luckily we serve our customers very quickly.
“These prices are an opening offer, but they will definitely continue with our aim of being the cheapest around.
“We are currently the cheapest in the UK - this has been confirmed to me by Texaco.”
According to figures from the RAC’s Fuel Watch, unleaded is currently at £1.45 per litre, super unleaded £1.60 per litre and diesel at £1.54 per litre.
This is significantly lower than the rocket pricings we saw last summer, when the average fuel prices hit around £1.91 per litre of petrol and £1.99 per litre of diesel.
Last month, fuel prices fell for the fifth consecutive month, but RAC’s fuel spokesperson Simon Williams has said that those using diesel were still getting an unfair deal.
Speaking earlier this month, he said: “Diesel drivers across the UK mainland continue to lose out badly at the pumps. They’re paying 13p a litre more for the fuel than petrol, despite diesel being cheaper for retailers to buy on the wholesale market for all of April.
“This just isn’t fair for the country’s 12m diesel car drivers. We feel there should be an obligation on retailers to reflect wholesale price movements on their forecourts. Sadly, the only place this seems to happen is in Northern Ireland where a litre of diesel is, incredibly, being sold for 12p less than the UK-wide average.”