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Petrol station shifts 80k of unleaded in price war

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 10, 2014

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A BURTON petrol station had to impose a limit on the amount of fuel it sold to customers – after selling a whopping 80,000 litres in just one day.

The Total garage, in Ashby Road, dropped its price of unleaded to 125.9p a litre - the lowest in Burton - causing drivers to swarm the station in an effort to save a few pennies on the price of a tank of fuel.

However, bosses did not anticipate such high demand and were forced to put in place a £25 limit on fuel purchases over the weekend until they were restocked.

A spokesman for the garage told the Mail: “We decided to lower our price of unleaded fuel to the lowest in Burton and customers flocked to the station.

“We dropped it to 125.9p per litre and this was and is still is the cheapest in the town and that includes petrol stations at supermarkets.

“On Friday, word had obviously spread about our prices as customers descended on us and filled up their tanks.

“We do not have a final figure but it looks as if we sold around 80,000 litres of unleaded in just one day.

“As a result of high demand, we had to put a limit on the amount that we could sell to customers of £25.

“We had to ration it otherwise we would never had made it to when we were restocked at the weekend.

“However, we are now back to full capacity but we are still offering the cheapest fuel in town.”

The petrol station is also selling diesel at 133.9p a litre.

The next best price in the town for unleaded is 129.9p a litre at the Shell garage, off St Peter’s Bridge.

The same garage is also selling the next best priced diesel in the town and it costs 136.9p a litre.

In South Derbyshire, the cheapest unleaded and diesel are at Parkgate Service Station, in Burton Road, Midway.

Unleaded costs 125.9p and diesel comes in at 133.9p.

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