UK’s ‘Cheapest Petrol Station’ Selling Fuel 27p Less Than Average Price
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A petrol station owner has reduced the price of his fuel to better support Brits amid the cost of living crisis.
The cost of living crisis has been predicted by experts as getting worse, with the price of essential items such as food, gas and electricity continuing to increase dramatically.
However, a Texaco petrol station in Walkden, Greater Manchester has received widespread praise for the unwavering support it has continued to show customers, by not letting its petrol prices rise, but instead, in fact, lowering them.
After prices hit a new record of 178.5p a litre, experts have warned that petrol prices are expected to rise to £2 a litre.
However, owner of the independent Texaco station, Hassan Mohammed, has been determined to keep his prices low in order to support his local community.
His low prices - which he claims are 20p cheaper than most other petrol stations nearby - have even caused drivers to flock to the forecourt from further afar.
He told The Sun: "It's gone mad. The queues have been fairly long at times. But this isn't panic buying, it's just people rushing to get very cheap petrol.
"There's been no traffic caused by queuing - just a very busy forecourt."
Hassan's gesture has received mass appreciation online, with drivers flooding to the station's Facebook in support.
One said: "Thankyou for not being greedy and helping to save us some money in these crazy times.
"Shows all the others up if you can sell at this price then so could they well done."
"Hope people give this garage the customer loyalty it deserves," another wrote.
Hassan's lowering of prices is the second time the forecourt has made efforts to support the local community after it maintained its rate of 169.9 for unleaded and 185.9 for diesel.
Hassan previously responded to the outpouring of support from vehicle owners by thanking the Walkden community for its 'overwhelming [...] loyalty and dedication over the past 10 days'.
"The response has been phenomenal and to show our appreciation, we would like to see if we can push fuel price boundaries further and lower prices even more," he said on Monday, 25 July.
One Facebook user took to Texaco Walkden's posts to ask Hassan to 'have a word' with the 'clowns' at another forecourt, revealing prices of 184.9 for unleaded and 195.9 for diesel.
Indeed, the photograph of another forecourt's prices is very much reflective of the situation across most of the rest of the country.
Spokesperson for the RAC, Simon Williams, revealed that for the 'first time in history,' filling a '55-litre family car with petrol' has risen over £98.
He told Sky News: "With analysts predicting that oil will average $135 a barrel for the rest of this year drivers need to brace themselves for average fuel prices rocketing to £2 a litre which would mean a fill-up would rise to an unbelievable £110."
Calls have subsequently been growing for the government to step in and provide more support for many who have been left struggling to pay for fuel, electricity and food.
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