Save on Car Fuel in Ireland
Gasoline is called Petrol here but whatever you call it is is expensive, up to twice what it costs in the USA. It does pay to shop around.
Petrol stations are required to display their price per litre very prominently so it is easy to compare stations in a locality. Prices can vary by as much as 10c per litre, a difference of about €4.50 to fill an average car.
Even a difference of a couple of cent per litre is better in your pocket than someone else’s.
Current Petrol (Gas) Price in Ireland
As of late December 2008, the average price of unleaded petrol in the Republic of Ireland is 99c per litre.
This equates to approximately $6.00 per US gallon.
A regularly updated survey of petrol prices, including tips on the cheapest places to refuel, is available at Pumps.ie
That site is particularly useful because it maps the location of petrol stations – in many areas the cheapest one is not near mainroads and thus are not easily visible.
Look out too for Tesco supermarkets. Some (not all) have an attached forecourt where petrol is available at a lower rate than elsewhere in the area. Check inside the store before you buy – there are sometimes promotions which further reduce the cost of fuel.
If you will be traveling into Northern Ireland, fill up in the Republic before you cross the border – petrol is significantly more expensive in the North.