Border filling stations forced to drop fuel prices to hold customers

Filling stations in the Republic’s border counties have been forced to cut prices dramatically to hold onto customers from the North.

9th August, 2008

Filling stations in the Republic’s border counties have been forced to cut prices dramatically to hold onto customers from the North.

Eight years ago, fuel was 25 per cent cheaper in the Republic, meaning it made economic sense for motorists from the North to drive up to 40 miles to the border to fill up.

Within the last year, however, the price gap has narrowed dramatically, with sterling weakened by 20 per cent against the euro.

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