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Autogas arrival drives home cheaper motoring in North Tyneside

Press Release   •   Jul 10, 2012 09:39 BST

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

That’s because at the newly rebranded Shell garage on New York Road, it typically costs around half to fill up a car converted to run on Autogas LPG than it does with petrol.

And with petrol prices recently reaching record levels and many household budgets feeling the economic pinch, the entrance of Autogas, a joint venture between Shell and Calor, is perfectly timed.

“Autogas LPG drivers are currently saving around 40 per cent on their running costs compared to drivers filling up with petrol at the New York Road site. Such huge savings can make a major impact on living expenses, helping to free up vital cash and make other bills, treats or luxuries more affordable,” said Paul Oxford, business development manager, Autogas.

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.

“It’s not just the money saving aspect of Autogas which appeals to many motorists as it also has better environmental credentials over the other two main fuels,” added Oxford.

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 in North Tyneside 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: Shell New York Road, Silver Fox Way, Shiremoor, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside, NE27 0QH

Current fuel prices at Shell New York Road (correct as at 6th July 2012)
Unleaded petrol – 129.9 pence per litre
Diesel – 135.9 pence per litre
Autogas LPG – 64.9 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.