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Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

This is something I considered blogging about a couple of months ago, but I wanted to see where it went and whether it took off before leaping in there.

There is a new scheme known as the Pipeline Card, which is free to sign up for, and promises to reduce the cost of petrol. The idea is that if enough people sign up and agree to buy their petrol at one chain, it will be possible to negotiate a discount with that chain for Pipeline members.

I first found out about this scheme when it was mentioned on Times Online, and it actually seems to be taking off, with the organisers saying that they should be ready to launch the scheme officially in Spring 2006. It’s completely free to register for updates and for your card, which will obviously be issued once the scheme is running, and over 50,000 people have done so thus far. Since you’re not committing yourself to anything, nor providing payment information and the like, even if the scheme doesn’t take off, you’ve not lost anything. And if it does, you’ll be getting discounted petrol next year. You really have nothing to lose!

I’ve signed up – why don’t you?

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Comments and responses

Comment from Fiona M Fraser


by Fiona M Fraser

Comment posted at 21:05 on 12th March 2006.

How do we get the petrol cards? & to sigh up for the pipline?


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 07:49 on 13th March 2006.

You can sign up to receive your card here. They will be sent out in a couple of months’ time.


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