Petrol and Diesel prices are often debated and discussed, and indeed earlier in the week we asked followers of WexfordToday.com to let us know the price where they are.
When the price of a barrel of oil increases, often the increases are passed on quite quickly, whereas when the price of oil decreases, some retailers are not in the same hurry to react.
Today, we surveyed garages in Enniscorthy, Wexford town, Castlebridge, Rosslare, Wellingtonbridge and Arthurstown. We found some very big difference in prices between garages in the same towns. For example in Wexford town, Apple Green on the Rosslare Road showed the cheapest price in the town at 128.8 and 118.8 for petrol and diesel respectively, while Tesco showed the most expensive price in the town at 139.9 and 129.9.
The cheapest place for diesel we surveyed is Flanagan’s in Castlebridge, who are at 115.9, a full 14c per litre cheaper than Tesco in Wexford town and some others too.
14 cent per litre is a saving of €7 on a 50 litre fill of diesel.
In relation to petrol, the most expensive we observed is the Circle K in Hempfield, Enniscorthy who’s price is 140.9. This is 12.1c per litre more expensive than the cheapest in our survey.
12.1 cent per litre is a €6.05 saving on a 50 litre fill of petrol.
The general trend is that cheaper fuel is to be found in both Bunclody and Wexford town areas, than Enniscorthy, even when the same brands are compared.
Of course, there are factors to be taken into account which may explain some differences; for example the Circle K in Hempfield has to make their profit solely from fuel (they have no shop attached), while garages in rural areas have less passing traffic than garages on the outskirts of busy towns.
It is also worth noting that in some cases, garages with cheaper fuel will have more expensive sweets, drinks, crisps, coffee etc.
Prices for Petrol & Diesel at garages surveyed on March 15th 2020:
Flanagans, Castlebridge. 129.9 & 115.9
Maxol, Trinity Street. 129.5 & 118.9
Maxol, Ardcavan. 131.1 & 120.9
Boggans, Newtown Road. 129.9 & 119.9
Circle K, Clonard. 133.9 & 123.9
Tesco Wexford. 139.9 & 129.9
Centra, Whitemills. 134.9 & 120.8
Byrne’s, Bishopswater. 129.9 & 119.9
Killeens, New Line Road. 134.9 & 124.9
Circle K, Rosslare Road. 129.9 & 119.9
Applegreen, Rosslare Road. 128.8 & 118.8
Inver, Rocklands. Rocklands. 129.9 & 119.9
Top, 1798 Street. 128.9 & 118.9
Circle K, Ardcavan. 129.9 & 119.9
Trading Post, Un-Yoke 136.9 & 123.9
Ballycullane 138.9 & 129.9
Geelans Cleariestown, 134.9 & 124.9
McDermotts, Arthurstown 138.9 & 128.9
Wallaces, Wellingtonbridge 138.9 & 128.9
McSorleys, Milehouse 139.9 & 129.9
Apple Green, Drumgould 134.8 & 122.8
Top Garage, Island Road 139.9 & 127.9
Maxol, Bellefield Road 137.9 & 126.9
Circle K, Hempfield 140.9 & 129.9