All systems Go as queues swamp forecourts for Thanksgiving deal

All systems Go as queues swamp forecourts for Thanksgiving deal

Go forecourts across Northern Ireland saw huge queues as they rolled out their ‘Thanksgiving Thursday’ deal.

The fuel company announced that for one day only it would be charging 1.31.9p per litre of petrol and 1.55.9p per litre of diesel.

There were reports of large queues and gridlock traffic in Crumlin caused by the garage’s offer.

This marks a significant decrease in fuel prices in recent months. According to data published by Statista, diesel was the most expensive conventional motor fuel in Northern Ireland in September 2022, at an average of 178.6 pence per litre.

Go garages operate a ‘self-pump’ format with customers having to pay by card prior to pumping their car.

They made the announcement on social media, but have stressed the American Thanksgiving-themed offer only applies to certain locations in Northern Ireland.

Customers were able to receive the deal at their garages in Portadown, Carrickfergus, Cookstown, Crumlin, Yorkgate, Great Victoria Street, Grand Parade, Twin Spires, Crewcatt, Ballynahinch, Dunman Cookstown, A1 Banbridge, Mallusk, Armagh, Moyola, Cameron Stewarts Cookstown, Lissan, Moscow Road, Landscape Crumlin Road, St. Marys Road Liverpool, LCC Oil Ballymena and  Antrim Road Service Station Belfast.

The deal ran from 7am-7pm and only applied to one transaction per customer and only to vehicles, with no tanks or fuel cans allowed.