Soften the fuel duty rise at Shell Thornaby Wood

Motorists wanting to ease the pain of the impending 3p a litre fuel duty rise in January can do so thanks to the arrival of LPG from Autogas Limited at the recently rebranded Shell Thornaby Wood site.

Although all fuels will be hit with the delayed hike in the New Year, LPG typically costs about 40 per cent less than petrol, so its users will be better placed to cushion the blow.

So while it is good news for LPG users, the fuel duty rise will pile on the misery to beleaguered diesel and petrol car drivers, adding an estimated £60 a year to their fuel bills.

“The delayed introduction of the fuel duty rise in the New Year will mean there’s little Christmas cheer for petrol and diesel drivers. However, LPG users will have cause for celebration as they pay so little to fill up their cars,” said Paul Oxford, business development manager, Autogas Limited.

And while LPG is new to Shell Thornaby Wood near Middlesbrough, there are actually more than 1,400 LPG refuelling stations in the UK, with many more in the pipeline, making it easily available.

“Household budgets are under intense pressure, even more so at Christmas, so any way to reduce on-going outgoings, such as converting to LPG, has got to be good news,” added Oxford.

Motorists filling up this week at Shell Thornaby Wood are currently paying just 73.9 pence per litre for LPG compared with 132.9 pence per litre for petrol.

The other benefit of LPG is that it has better environmental credentials than either petrol or diesel, as proven by independent research, and this is partly the reason why it pays significantly less fuel duty.

For more information about Autogas Limited, a joint venture between Shell and Calor, and the benefits of LPG, visit

Site location: Shell Thornaby Wood, Thornaby Road, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton. TS17 0JJ


Current fuel prices at Shell Thornaby Wood (correct as at 15.11.12)
Unleaded petrol – 132.9 pence per litre

Diesel – 140.9 pence per litre
Autogas LPG – 73.9 pence per litre

Autogas Limited is a joint venture between Shell and Calor. Established in 2000 with the sole aim of making automotive LPG more readily available to fleet and private motorists, the company now has LPG refuelling installations on more than 215 petrol forecourts throughout the UK.

Autogas Limited is an active member of UKLPG, the trade association of the LPG industry, trying to bring the message of cleaner and cheaper motoring to as many people and businesses as possible.

Useful Links
Autogas –
Twitter –
Facebook –

PR Contact

Danny Rughoobeer
Red Marlin
T 01926 333245
M 07739 878365