How do you collect the data?
Our fuel data is gathered from Fuel Card users. When they purchase fuel with their card, we know what type of fuel they bought, where they bought it, and how much it cost. Since there are tens of thousands of fuel card users in the UK, we are able to update our prices at around 8,000 stations each and every day.

Why can’t I find a particular station near to me?
It’s important to note that our service is intended to help you find the cheapest fuel near to you. If a forecourt nearby isn’t offering competitive prices, that’s the most likely reason why it won’t appear on searches. There are other possibilities, however. See the next questions for further details.

How many garages are listed?
There are around 8,500 garages in the United Kingdom of which we are currently aware. However, some of them have been closed or do not accept fuel cards, and therefore we do not list them on the site. We currently have 98% of the garage market covered, with prices that are 48 hours old or less.

If you have data for over 8,500 petrol stations, why do you only update 8000 each day – what about the others?

Some more remote stations sometimes go for several days without being visited by fuel card users, meaning that we cannot update our data. Similarly, sometimes days can pass without fuel card users buying a particular fuel type (such as LPG or Super Unleaded) at a specific station. Areas were this is most common include Mid Wales, the Scottish Highlands and the Pennines. Despite the above, over the course of a week or so, data for all our petrol stations will invariably be updated.

How are your average fuel prices calculated?
The average fuel prices are the arithmetic mean, i.e. the sum of the prices for each fuel type divided by the number of stations we have prices for. These are calculated and updated on a daily basis.
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