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Motor fuel prices continue to spiral

petrolKillarneyToday.com Special Report
THE price of motor fuel continues to rise in Killarney town.

There has been yet another substantial hike – up to six cent per litre in most cases – in the price being charged for petrol, while diesel prices have risen by between three and five cent in all local filling stations over the past six weeks, KillarneyToday.com can reveal.

Since we last conducted an on-the-spot inspection of the top-up stations in and around the town – on April 3 – all have increased their charges for petrol and all have upped their diesel fees.

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

The three Topaz filling stations in the town – at the Cork Road roundabout, on Tralee Road and at Park Road next to Conroy Hall – are all charging 144.9 per litre for petrol and 133.9 for diesel.

Interestingly, there is a variation in the price of both petrol and diesel between the two local Amber filling stations. The one at the Muckross Road-Ross Road junction is charging 144.9 for petrol and 134.9 for diesel while the Tralee Road station, adjacent to the Killarney Court Hotel, is one cent less per litre for both petrol and diesel.

As was the case in April, the cheapest place to fill up with fuel in Killarney this Wednesday afternoon was Hegarty’s on Muckross Road which was charging 142.9 per litre for petrol and 131.9 per litre for diesel.

Four of the eight top-up stations are charging exactly the same prices. KillarneyToday.com has been monitoring motor fuel prices in the town since January. Since our last survey in April, Doyle’s on Muckross Road has closed its pumps.

Killarneytoday.com price survey comparison
Foley’s Inver, Fossa
January 30:     Petrol: 127.9 – Diesel: 122.9
February 17:   Petrol: 129.9 – Diesel: 124.9
March 12:      Petrol: 135.9 – Diesel: 129.9
April 3:          Petrol: 137.9 – Diesel: 129.9
May 20:       Petrol: 143.9 – Diesel: 133.9
Hegarty’s, Muckross Road
January 30:    Petrol: 127.9 – Diesel: 122.9
February 17:  Petrol: 127.9 – Diesel: 122.9
March 12:     Petrol: 134.9 – Diesel: 128.9
April 3:         Petrol: 136.9 – Diesel: 128.9
May 20:       Petrol: 142.9 – Diesel: 131.9
Amber, Muckross-Ross Road
January 30:   Petrol: 128.9 – Diesel: 122.9
February 17: Petrol: 129.9 – Diesel: 124.9
March 12:    Petrol: 134.9 – Diesel: 129.9
April 3:        Petrol: 138.9 – Diesel: 129.9
May 20:       Petrol: 144.9 – Diesel: 134.9

Amber, Tralee Road
January 30:   Petrol: 128.9 – Diesel: 123.9
February 17: Petrol: 129.9 – Diesel: 124.9
March 12:    Petrol: 136.9 – Diesel: 129.9
April 3:        Petrol: 137.9 – Diesel: 129.9
May 20:       Petrol: 143.9 – Diesel: 133.9
Tesco, Killarney Park
January 30:   Petrol: 129.9 – Diesel: 123.9
February 17: Petrol: 129.9 – Diesel: 124.9
March 12:    Petrol: 133.9 – Diesel: 128.9
April 3:        Petrol: 138.9 – Diesel: 130.9
May 20:       Petrol: 144.9 – Diesel: 133.9
Topaz, Cork Road Roundabout
January 30:   Petrol: 129.9 – Diesel: 124.9
February 17: Petrol: 131.9 – Diesel: 126.9
March 12:    Petrol: 137.9 – Diesel: 129.9
April 3:        Petrol: 138.9 – Diesel: 130.9
May 20:       Petrol: 144.9 – Diesel: 133.9
Topaz, Park Road
January 30:   Petrol: 129.9 – Diesel: 124.9
February 17: Petrol: 133.9 – Diesel: 128.9
March 12:    Petrol: 139.9 – Diesel: 133.9
April 3:        Petrol: 141.9 – Diesel: 130.9
May 20:      Petrol: 144.9 – Diesel: 133.9
Topaz, Tralee Road
January 30:   Petrol: 129.9 – Diesel: 124.9
February 17: Petrol: 131.9 – Diesel: 126.9
March 12:    Petrol: 137.9 – Diesel: 129.9
April 3:        Petrol: 138.9 – Diesel: 130.9
May 20:       Petrol: 144.9 – Diesel: 133.9
Doyle’s, Muckross Road
January 30:   Petrol: 131.0 – Diesel: 128.0
February 17: Petrol: 131.0 – Diesel: 128.0
March 12:    Petrol: 138.0 – Diesel: 132.0
April 3:        Petrol: 139.0 – Diesel: 132.0
May 20:      Pumps Closed