I drove past a Services today and the price of diesel was £1-55.9p per litre, this was 17p per litre dearer than Sainsburys about 4 miles away. I used to think 2p per gallon was taking the Micky (I am feeling polite as I know you are all nice people on here) this is 77p per gallon. That must be getting towards the dearest fuel in the country unless you know better !!!
It's pretty common for services to be a lot more expensive than the high street, and especially supermarkets. 10p per litre more than the high street is about most I've seen around us, £1.55.99 is a scandle though. Saying that, people must pay it or they'd not get away with charging it. If people went elsewhere, they'd soon bring prices more in to line with others. I can't remember the last time I used a motorway services to fill us, at least 5 years ago simply because they charge too much. I think that was in the works Landrover too so it was on the fuel card! I just fill up before going anywhere so I don't have to use them.
Often wonder how much more they would sell if they were a bit more competitive with a added bonus of more shop sales. Surely they must have large buying power. Allways have it in mind to fill up before I leave home if traveling on a motorway.