Friday 9 December 2016

You tell us - As fuel prices plunge, where is the cheapest place to fill your tank?

Independent.ie are searching for the cheapest fuel in the country

Published 13/01/2016 | 08:49

Pumping gas at gas station.
Pumping gas at gas station.

Diesel and petrol prices across Ireland have again plummeted, one year on from a six-year low.

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Petrol price tracker Pumps.ie reports that the average for petrol nationwide is 126.9 cent and diesel 114.9 cent per litre, with many stations falling well below those prices.

Diesel has particularly plummeted, with Gala in Ballina, Co. Mayo selling diesel for 99.9 cent per litre. The second-cheapest in the country is Texaco in Greatmeadow, Boyle, selling diesel at 103.8 cent.

According to Pumps.ie, the cheapest place in Ireland to buy petrol is Pierce Kavanagh's Service Station in Main Street, Urlingford, at 119.9 cent per litre.

Independent.ie are looking for the lowest (and highest!) petrol & diesel prices in the country.If you think your local petrol station deserves either accolade, leave a comment below or tweet with #IndoSubmit.

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Five of the stations in the site's list of the cheapest ten stations for diesel are based in Mayo.

If you've spotted cheaper tweet your local prices with the hashtag #indosubmit or email contact@independent.ie

There is no simple reason for the drop in oil prices but there are contributing factors. Instability in the Middle East is one but it is also a supply and demand story.

The US, while not an exporter of crude oil, has nearly doubled production in recent years making it harder for traditional producers to find markets. Oil produced by the likes of Saudi that was once sold in the US is competing for Asian markets pushing prices down lower while others like Canada, Iraq and Russia keep producing.

As a result, prices have dropped even below last year's recorded six-year low.

AA Ireland's Conor Faughnan told the Star that motorists would be paying even less if it wasn't for the high rate of tax.

"If the government were to take the tax off the current price, the cost of a litre of fuel would only be around 28 or 29 cent per litre.

This time last year, motorists reported paying as little as €1.22.8 per litre of petrol and €1.17.8 per litre of diesel.

Faughnan made the same comments on tax this time last year, saying that motorists were not "getting the full benefit" of the record low.

"It’s a pity that Irish fuel taxes are at all time high" he said.

"At the moment about 60pc of what you pay for a litre of petrol is taxed".

"We should be buying petrol for less than a euro a litre, but we won’t because of the extra austerity era taxes that have been applied since the crisis began and haven’t been lifted".

Motorists across Ireland saw prices fall to €129.9 for petrol and diesel at €121.9 for diesel last January.

If you've spotted cheaper tweet your local prices with the hashtag #indosubmit or email contact@independent.ie

Compare these to January 2013, when the average price at the pump was €157.9 for petrol and €150.8 for diesel, according to AA Ireland. They peaked two months later and by January 2014 prices were down to €152.9 for petrol and €147.6 for diesel.

CountyPetrolDiesel
Carlow

Gulf Oil

Carlow Road, Leighlinbridge

123.8c

Applegreen

Tullow Road, Carlow

106.8c

Cork

Top

Whites Cross, Cork

122.7c

Top

Whites Cross, Cork

106.7c

Dublin

Maxol

231-235 Harold's Cross Road, Harold's Cross

121.7c

Jones Oil

Greenhills Road, Dublin 24

104.9c

 

Galway

Topaz

O'Loughlins, Kinvara

122.9c

EK Fuels Ltd.

Headford Road, Galway City

106.9c

Kerry

Applegreen

Manor Village, Tralee

120.8c

Applegreen

Manor Village, Tralee

105.8c

Kildare

Applegreen

Edward Street, Newbridge

119.8c

Applegreen

Monasterevin rd, Athy

108.8c

Kilkenny

Top

Irishtown, Kilkenny City

120.9c

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Laois

Emo

Link Road, Portarlington

127.9c

Emo

Link Road, Portarlington

114.9c

 

Limerick

Garvey's

St. Marys Rd, Newcastlewest

121.8c

Top

Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale

106.8c

Longford

Applegreen

Dublin Road, Longford

123.8c

Applegreen

Dublin Road, Longford

109.8c

Mayo

APPLEGREEN

Ballina Street, Crossmolina

120.8c

Gala

Station Road, Ballina

99.9c

Meath

Esso

Fairyhouse Rd, Ratoath

124.9c

Esso

Fairyhouse Rd, Ratoath

106.9c

Monaghan

Top

Blayney/Mon.Rd , Clontibret

125.9c

Independent

Cootehill Road, Monaghan Town

107.9c

 

Roscommon

Texaco

Greatmeadow, Boyle

122.8c

Texaco

Greatmeadow, Boyle

103.8c

Sligo

Sligo Fuels

Deep Water Quay, Finisklin

122.9c

Sligo Fuels

Deep Water Quay, Finisklin

106.9c

Waterford

Esso

N25, Tarrabridge, Dungarvan

120.9c

Independent

Waterford Road, Tramore Co Waterford

106.9c

 

Wicklow

Applegreen

Main St, Rathnew

122.8c

Campus

Wicklow Rd, Rathnew

107.9c

 

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