Drink more, pay less?

Petrol stations are often trying new promotions, which sometimes combine unlikely products with fuel purchases!  Perhaps some of you will remember Tesco's somewhat surreal petrol price discount last July, in which shoppers could earn 5p per litre off fuel by purchasing more than £10 on pet food! Read more »

PetrolPlus Closes Fuel Refinaries

In more bad news for the motorist is looks like Petroplus will be going ahead with its closure of 3 oil refineries in Europe. It is inevitable that the closure of these sites will push up fuel prices somewhat due to reduced production capacity in Europe. What is more worrying is that Europe as a whole is becoming increasingly reliant on refined fuel from outside the Eurozone, meaning that fuel prices are more and more being dictated by foreign countries Read more »

Fuel Britannia

In a bold move morrisons supermarket have been the first of the petrol retailers of 2012 to offer a  money off coupon, and it comes with the great name - Fuel Britannia.
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New site

The new website is up and running, with all content copied across from the old site. We hope you like the new look??

Next up is to tackle different countries and languages. You'll notice the 'select country' buttons on the left hand side. Unfortunately these still take you to the old style sites for everything other than the UK. Still, one step at a time....


Blogs are now live. see?



January 2012 Fuel Tax Rates

As of January 2012 the fuel duty rates are:

  • Unleaded - 58p/litre
  • Diesel - 58p/litre
  • LPG - 31.6p/kg

At the moment these are due to increase in August 2012 to: Read more »

Low emission parking

In my home town I've just noticed a new type of car park, its right in the city centre, and its for 'low emission vehicles only'. I didn't catch all the details but it looks like its a car park only for cars in tax bands A-D and for other vehicles such as motorbikes (and push bikes).

What do you think? Is this a good environmentally friendly idea, or just more bullying of the poor driver?

January 2012 Car Tax Bands

The table below gives the current car tax bands for 2011/2012 for cars registered after March 2001. The bands are based on the cars average CO2 emissions.  You can see that cars in bands A-D benefit from a lower tax rate in their first year, whilst cars in bands H-M are penalised in the first year.

For cars registered before this date any cars with an engine size up to 1549cc are taxed at £130 and for engines above 1549cc they are taxed at £215 Read more »

Car Tax Updates

Welcome to the Whatgas Car Tax blog. Here we will update you on any updates changes to car tax rules made in the UK. We have also included a handy form to look up which car tax band your car is in. See below:


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