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Autogas arrival drives home cheaper motoring in Needham Market

Press Release   •   Jul 06, 2012 14:24 BST

The arrival of Autogas at a Needham Market filling station has given continued fuel for thought to local motorists and passing traffic.

That’s because at the newly rebranded Shell garage next to the busy A14, it typically costs around half to fill up a car converted to run on Autogas LPG than it does with petrol or diesel.

And with petrol prices recently reaching record levels and many household budgets feeling the economic squeeze, the entrance of Autogas, a joint venture between Shell and Calor, couldn’t be better timed.

Paul Oxford, business development manager, Autogas, said: “If ever there was a time to switch to LPG then it must be now. Hard hit motorists have been faced with diesel and petrol prices going through the roof but if they are filling up with Autogas then they typically pay around half the price. Indeed, drivers filling up this week with LPG from the new site will pay 68.9 pence per litre compared with 130.9 for unleaded petrol.”

Other benefits include greener motoring as vehicles running on LPG emit far fewer of the harmful emissions associated with traditional road fuels that contribute to environmental and health problems.

Being a Shell site also means that Autogas drivers can enjoy the benefits offered by the Shell Drivers’ Club when they fill up, including money off Shell fuel and shopping vouchers.

The new Autogas refuelling station at Needham Market is part of an on-going expansion programme which will see Autogas add a further 20 sites to its UK network in 2012. Indeed, there are currently more than 1,400 LPG refuelling stations in the UK making it readily and easily available.

For more information about the benefits of Autogas LPG visit

Site address: Norwich Road, Coddenham, IP6 8LP

Current fuel prices at Shell Needham Market (correct as at 5th July 2012)
Unleaded petrol – 130.9 pence per litre
Diesel – 135.9 pence per litre
Autogas LPG – 68.9 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.