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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 20th February 2009
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As far as i am aware, supermarkets buy their fuel from the major refiners, Esso, Bp, shell, etc. The difference is the additives, the branded fuels have extra additives in them and the supermarket fuels don't.
I tend to buy either tesco or shell diesel and i have noticed a difference.
Both my Scenic and my previous peugeot 405 run better on shell.
Tesco is 5% bio diesel and shell extra contains additives like Millers diesel additive so that could be the difference.
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Greenenergy supply Tescos and most of the other supermarkets, they also supply normal petrol stations. I have used Tesco fuel since they first supplied it with no problems at all !

They are the largest independant suppliers in the UK...............Look at the company overview..............

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Originally Posted by Jonlucpicard View Post
The difference is the additives, the branded fuels have extra additives in them and the supermarket fuels don't.
Correct ! Our depot manager has stated to me that supermarket fuels have either half or no additives.
It's all the same stuff, but there are additive tanks/pumps etc that inject the stuff as it's being loaded onto the tanker. The additive tankage is just thru the fence from one area I cover.
Stef, our place supplies the whole of Scotland, Northern Ireland and approx 100 mls into England.


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I have just done 696 miles on tesco petrol, no problems
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Supermarket fuel is slightly cheaper because they have closed so many other local stations that they are the only suppliers now,well certaintly in my area.It's not because the fuel is crap,it's because they bulk buy and bulk sell.Same as they have done with eggs,milk,bread,etc,etc.

God bless supermarkets,they've killed so many other businesses.

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