Fuel prices start to creep up

petrolAFTER reaching a 12-month low in early March, the price of petrol and diesel in Killarney town is slowly beginning to creep back up again.

KillarneyToday.com conducted a price survey at nine local stations on Wednesday, March 9 and again this Wednesday – seven days later – and we discovered that fuel costs had risen at five of the nine locations.

The price of both petrol and diesel had jumped by as much by as three cent per litre at some stations and just four of the top-up station were the same price as the previous week.

The four Topaz stations in and around the town have all increased their prices for both petrol and diesel and they are now all charging the same rates, with petrol retailing at 123.9 and diesel at 109.9. A two cent increase for both petrol and diesel was also also noted at Foley’s Inver in Fossa,

Our follow-up survey was conducted on Wednesday afternoon and the prices quoted here are those featured either on the illuminated price display units on the forecourts or on the pumps themselves.

The cheapest place for petrol this Wednesday was Hegarty’s on Muckross Road where it cost 118.9 and the cheapest place for diesel was Tesco Killarney Park where it was retailing for 101.9.

The four Topaz stations were the dearest for both petrol and diesel on Wednesday.

Killarneytoday.com price survey comparison

petrol graphFoley’s Inver, Fossa
March 9:  Petrol: 119.9 – Diesel: 104.9
March 16: Petrol: 121.9– Diesel: 106.9

Hegarty’s, Muckross Road
March 9:  Petrol: 118.9 – Diesel: 103.9
March 16: Petrol: 118.9– Diesel: 103.9

Amber, Muckross-Ross Road
March 9:  Petrol: 119.8 – Diesel: 104.8
March 16: Petrol: 119.8– Diesel: 104.8

Topaz, Tralee Road

(next to Killarney Court Hotel)
March 9:  Petrol: 120.9 – Diesel: 106.9
March 16: Petrol: 123.9– Diesel: 109.9

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Tesco, Killarney Park
March 9:  Petrol: 119.8 – Diesel: 101.9
March 16: Petrol: 119.8– Diesel: 101.9

Topaz, Cork Road Roundabout
(at Daly’s SuperValu)
March 9:  Petrol: 120.9 – Diesel: 106.9
March 16: Petrol: 123.9– Diesel: 109.9

Topaz, Park Road
(near Conroy Hall)
March 9:  Petrol: 121.9 – Diesel: 106.9
March 16: Petrol: 123.9– Diesel: 109.9

Topaz, Tralee Road
(The Reeks site)
March 9:  Petrol: 120.9 – Diesel: 106.9
March 16: Petrol: 123.9– Diesel: 109.9

Maxol, Muckross Road
March 9:  Petrol: 119.9 – Diesel: 104.9
March 16: Petrol: 119.9– Diesel: 104.9