Motorists queue at Go stations for Black Friday cut price fuel
Long queues have formed outside Go filling stations in Northern Ireland after the company launched a cut price Black Friday offer on fuel.
Queues of cars lined Grand Parade in east Belfast as motorists waited to pick up the 20p a litre discount, while one Carrickfergus resident said the queue there was stretching back as far as the centre of town.
Northern Ireland fuel company Go slashed prices for the popular pre-Christmas discount day , offering deals on unleaded petrol and diesel which were sold at £1.19 per litre.
In an online post on their Facebook page, the firm said the drop in fuel prices is 20p discount, but added that there were soem restrictions on loading up with fuel, including a maximum fill.
“Black Friday DEAL…No Catch..Just HUGE savings!” Go said in their Facebook post.
“Maximum fill £100. Must be into vehicle tanks ONLY. No container/ storage tank fills allowed.
“There is a maximum fill of £100 and must be into vehicle tanks only with no container/ storage tank fills allowed. It’s being offered while stocks last.
The deal is available at A1 Banbridge, Armagh Ballynahinch, Cameron Stewarts, Carrickfergus, Cookstown, Crewcatt, Crumlin, Dunman, Grand Parade, Great Victoria Street, Lissan, Newell Stores, Portadown, Twin Spires and Yorkgate.”
A number of customers questioned why the price at some of the pumps remained at its usual value and were advised by Go to keep their receipts so that they could investigate.
There were also questions as to why the deal wasn’t available at stations in the north west, but a Go spokesperson said: “We have a company owned Go site in Killea, Co. Donegal where all year round the price is approximately 10- 15 pence per litre sterling cheaper.”
GO’s Black Friday deal comes as fuel prices continue to rise across the UK.
Record highs set in April 2012 were exceeded last month and prices have continued to increase since then.
The average price of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts on Monday was 146.89p, according to Government statistics, while a litre of diesel was 150.73p.