Tesco Petrol

Tesco Petrol Prices and Fuel Types

Tesco is one of or if not the biggest supermarket chain in the UK.  They operate on 3 continents and provide a huge range of services and products, but can the motorist benefit?  It certainly seems so, as millions of us buy our fuel from them everyday.  What can you expect from Tesco petrol stations and what incentives are they offering?

About Tesco

Tesco was founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen.  The business started by selling surplus groceries from a stall in east London.  In 1924 its first branded product appeared and in 1947 it floated on the stock exchange.  In 1974 they opened their own petrol stations at their major sites across the country.  Since then it has grown into one of the leading supermarkets in the UK and has opened stores in the US and China. Tesco services and products are extensive and even include links with organizations that can sell your home!

Where is Tesco fuel available?

Tesco filling stations can be found next to all of their major stores up and down the country making it quick and convenient to fill up. Tesco stores can also be found in other parts of Europe although some stores do operate with a different brand name. Use the map below to find Tesco petrol stations and fuel prices, or use their own store locator to find all Tesco supermarkets.

Also see Asda, Sainsburys, and Morrisons fuel stations

Tesco petrol- what are your options

Tesco sell unleaded 95 and super unleaded (99 octane) petrol and diesel.  They also sell their high octane brand petrol called Momentum 99 which is available at 380 of its stores throughout England, Wales and Scotland.  It is claimed to make your engine cleaner, make your car run better and possibly save you money?  Tests have been carried out by Thorney Motorsport and their test report is available to read on the Tesco web site.

Tesco fuel prices and rewards

Petrol prices at Tesco are one of the cheapest in the country (as of Jan 2011) and they occasionally run a 5p off a litre petrol promotion (usually when you spend over £50 in their store) which when running usually beats any fuel prices their competitors can offer.

If you have a Clubcard, you can really make great savings. Tesco Clubcard is considered to be the most worthy reward scheme in the UK.  With the Tesco Clubcard you get 1 point for every £2 spent and if you use a Tesco credit card, you get 1 point for every £1 spent plus 1 point for every £4 spent, even on non fuel purchases.  This can all add up and be a big incentive for consumers.  Also you can benefit from converting your points into vouchers for store purchases and or into club card rewards.

Tesco also offer the ability for businesses to make the most of supermarket prices and convenience.  If you apply for a FuelGenie petrol business card you can benefit from monthly invoices and can also be used in conjunction with other fuel brands.

Tesco petrol stations' services

Tesco petrol stations always have a convenience store on the forecourt and some have been extended to be Tesco Express shops where you can pick up your essentials.  The downside to this is that doing a small shop can slow things down on the fore court, which can be frustrating if you just want to buy fuel. They also have car wash on site and free air. As Tesco stores operate 24 hours most days of the week it means that the filling stations are also open at the same time as the store.

All of the forecourts offer the ability to pay in the shop or at the pump.  Paying at the pump is quick and convenient if you are in a rush, just be sure to pick the right pumps when you pull in, as some fore courts still have specific pumps for this service.

What Tesco does for the environment

Tesco is a huge global organization so their impact on the environment is huge.  They have to work hard to try and reduce their carbon footprint and in 2009 they set some tough targets for themselves, these included:

  • Becoming a zero carbon business by 2050
  • Reduce the emissions of the products they sell by 30% by 2020
  • Helping their customers to reduce their carbon footprint by 50% by 2020
  • halve emissions from our 2006/7 baseline portfolio of buildings by 2020
  • New stores built between 2007 and 2020 to emit half the CO2 of a 2006 new store
  • Reduce emissions per case delivered by 50% by 2010