Expert reveals the best way to save up to €7 on fuel every time you fill up your tank

Fuel prices in Ireland have risen above the €2 per liter mark again and many people are feeling the prick at the pumps.

Prices vary at different service stations in Ireland, but in many places diesel is now over €2.10 and petrol over €2.20 a litre. This comes despite the government introducing cost-cutting measures in March, cutting excise duties by 20 cents on gasoline and 15 cents on diesel.

Fuels for Ireland CEO Kevin McPartlan said that due to high fuel prices and the way taxes are calculated, the Government is collecting 6-7p more tax per liter of fuel than last year.

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Speaking to Katie Hannon on RTE on Saturday morning, she urged the Government to review fuel taxes to reduce the financial burden on drivers.

But there are more immediate ways drivers can get the best value for money when recharging their cars.

How can we save money on fuel?

According to a British money-saving expert, Martin Lewis, the easiest way to save money on fuel is to find the cheapest service station in your area.

He took to Twitter to share a website, petrolprices.com, where drivers can compare gasoline and diesel prices to choose which station to go to before leaving home.

The website is only available in the UK, but the Irish equivalent is www.pumps.ie, which shows the price of petrol and diesel at different service stations across Ireland.

However, users are cautioned that fuel prices displayed on the website are “indicative” only, as they are entered by the public and may not be accurate or up-to-date. To confirm the fuel price, users are instructed to call the gas station directly to ensure the price is correct.

How much money would you save per recharge?

Diesel

According to pumps.ie, the price of diesel in Dublin currently ranges between 201.9 and 211.9 litres, leaving a 10p gap in price difference.

Filling a typical 55 liter family car with diesel at the cheapest price would cost €111.05 and at the highest price it would cost €116.55.

  • Conclusion: you can save €5.50 if you drive to the cheapest gas station every time you refuel.

Gasoline

According to pumps.ie, the price of petrol in Dublin currently ranges between 208.8 and 222.9 litres, leaving a 14p gap in price difference.

Filling up a typical 55 liter family car with petrol at the cheapest price would cost €114.84 and at the most expensive price it would cost €122.60.

  • Conclusion: You can save €7.76 if you drive to the cheapest service station every time you refuel.

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