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Fuelcard Blog Update: Petrol – 2p a litre (no, really!)

A supermarket offering vouchers for 5ppl off petrol to its biggest shoppers is usually enough to whip the British public up into a frenzy of impulse buys and bulk purchases, but imagine if your petrol was so cheap you didn’t need to worry about constantly shaving pennies off the price…

In Britain, fuel price grumbles have become a part of day-to-day life with forecourt prices reaching almost 140 pence per litre of fuel and motorists adopting more efficient driving styles to compensate. However, in Venezuela, drivers can top up their run-arounds for as little as 2p per litre. This means they can fill an average family saloon for about the same price as the bland Ginsters pasty we often buy on our visits to the forecourt.

It sounds like bliss to the average commuter, but it’s just the norm for inhabitants of the South American country. We reckon you’ve read those first two paragraphs and are already frantically packing suitcases and putting your house up for a quick sale, right?

As if you needed more of an incentive to brush up on your Spanish, here are a few slightly more creative ways to enjoy the ludicrously cheap petrol, just because you can:

-Buy a sit-on petrol powered lawnmower, because nothing says alpha male quite like mowing the lawn on something needs an MOT

-Fashion your own liquid fuel flamethrower, which could be an elegant solution for all jobs from lighting a cigarette to clearing the wasps’ nest in the garden

-Keep your engine running all the time; this will allow you to leave the heater on in winter, so no more cold leather seats on a morning!

Disclaimer: references are for comic value only. By no means do we condone the assembly or use of DIY incendiary devices.

But seriously, before we start feeling too hard done by, spare a thought for the poor Norwegians, with the average fuel price in Oslo at 164p per litre!
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Oct 14, 2011
11:19 am

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