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Is it just me, or has the new shell garage cheapen the town?

It's a big, bright, yellow service station in the centre of town.


By BS200 at 20:59 on 06/12/12

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    I haven't driven past yet to see the new sign but when I go out later this afternoon will have a look. I am assuming it is open now.

    By SallyS at 12:30 on 09/12/12

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    It's open al-right ! Went in to fill up on Sunday morning about 11 o'clock and had to wait almost ten minutes before I could get on a pump. There were no queues at the tills but there were a number of people browsing the shop who were parked on the pumps.
    Roll on Sainsbury's

    By heyceedubya at 16:02 on 10/12/12

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    So there were no cars blocking the entrance, waiting to see which pump became free, first?

    By Alt_Voice at 11:23 on 11/12/12

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    By limawhiskey at 11:49 on 11/12/12

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    Not when I went this morning any way

    By limawhiskey at 11:50 on 11/12/12

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    I don't see how it cheapen the town, this Shell petrol costs more than that cheaper Waitrose stuff, more expensive means more upmarket!

    By romeohotel at 20:12 on 12/12/12

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    So service station prices a service station!

    By CityClarky at 14:24 on 10/01/13

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    Hardly service station prices (assuming you mean the likes of M-way fuel ) ? Shell petrol costs more than that cheap Waitrose stuff...??? That cheap stuff was BP. Waitrose don't have any of their own fuel, just the name on the forecourt and shop (well, used to ) !

    By mlcbiker at 14:49 on 21/01/13

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    It's only a yellow sign? There's much uglier things in portishead? Also, although the prices are high, shell doesn't have any other competitors to compete with so anyone with any business sense would understand their pricing strategy. As soon as another petrol station is built in portishead, which is in high demand, this issue will be resolved.

    By RRBlowingJr at 23:20 on 16/02/13

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    I avoid filling up at 'our' petrol station, as it has consistently been much more expensive than when it was Waitrose.

    By NorthernLass at 19:12 on 10/08/13

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    Petrol prices are horrific in general but if you check on you will find it is generally the cheapest in the area.As we are closer to the docks where it is imported petrol should in theory be cheaper in Portishead and Bristol!

    By angelatgrace at 21:24 on 04/10/13


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