Fuel prices Sheffield: Star readers reveal what they are paying at the pumps as cost of petrol soars again

Star readers have revealed what they are paying at the pump as the price soars - with one wag wryly observing ‘you can get a serviceable new bike for less than three tanks of fuel’.

Friday, 10th June 2022, 10:47 am
Updated Friday, 10th June 2022, 10:49 am

The RAC called it a ‘truly dark day’ as the latest increase drove the cost of filling a typical family car to a record £100.

In Sheffield, Steve Roberts said he didn’t know how much it cost to fill up because ‘Tesco cap it at £99’.

@justjimjams, who organises sleepovers, said it cost her £60, adding ‘I need my car for business and delivering my set ups. I daren't increase my prices’.

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Star readers reveal what they are paying at the pump as the price soars to new record. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Patrick Abel said: “£110 - two weeks ago.”

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Asclepius commented: “£60 to fill the tank. Lasts me over two months as I cycle everywhere I can in and around the city.”

Peter Kennan said: “Hybrid £50. Solar panels at home fuel it day to day.”

And Rob WR wrote: “1.2L Mazda hatchback for me and bottom to full is around £50.”

A press release yesterday claimed: “Millions of SUV owners face paying as much as £200 to fill up as average fuel prices head towards £2 a litre.”

Responding to this, Liam Hardy said: “Maybe they shouldn't have bought outrageously oversized, overweight, heavily polluting and dangerous vehicles.”

Kirsten de Vos added: “My heart bleeds.”

Meanwhile ‘Cycle Gaz’ posted, alongside an image of bikes costing £249 at Decathlon: “You can get a serviceable new bike for less than three tanks of fuel.”

On the ‘Love Sheffield’ Facebook group, one member posted: “I'm ok, just a bit shaken up, but l'll be ok. For those of you who don't know what happened, I was robbed yesterday morning at the petrol station filling up the car. I gathered myself together, my hands were still shaking, I was dizzy and I honestly think I was in shock. My money was gone. I called the police, they were fantastic and called for medical assistance as my blood pressure was through the roof.

“The police asked me if I knew who did it, and I told them ‘Yes, it was pump number 4’.”

Britain shifted to selling petrol in litres in the 1980s. Prior to that it was sold in gallons. £2-a-litre is £9-a-gallon in old money.

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