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Bizarre moment Tesco customer fills gas tank with OIL when fuel prices soar

The bizarre moment a Tesco customer filled his gas tank with cooking oil was captured on camera.

As fuel prices soar, the enterprising driver is seen at a Tesco shop in Congleton, Cheshire, taking the oil cap and pouring it into his car.

The driver was spotted with a cart full of oil

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The driver was spotted with a cart full of oilCredit: Mark Rainford
Footage of the daring act was posted to Facebook on Tuesday

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Footage of the daring act was posted to Facebook on TuesdayCredit: Mark Rainford
He was seen pouring oil into his fuel tank

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He was seen pouring oil into his fuel tankCredit: Mark Rainford

Mark Rainford caught the man in action and began filming as the driver loaded the oil into the tank.

On Tuesday, he posted the video on Facebook with the caption: “Fuel prices.”

I said Cheshire Live: “I was filming and when I walked past him he took off all the bottles first, which is what made me laugh. He was clearly thinking it through.”

One commented: “It’s going to be a busy night for AA when everyone tries this in their modern diesels.”

Another warned the move: “Don’t put veggie oil in your car or truck unless it’s an older diesel engine.

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“You’ll blow up your engine, it’s too thick and you’ll blow up the diesel pump. And especially don’t put it in a petrol car/van.”

Another gave some insight into why it wouldn’t work: “To use vegetable oil you need a heater in the fuel system and the glycerine in the oil will eventually clog fuel system and homogenize engine lubricating oil.

“The only way it works is to convert it into biodiesel using toxic and dangerous chemicals.”

Cater Oils says while biodiesel can be recycled, motorists should avoid pouring the oil directly from the bottle into their storage tank because it’s thick and sticky.

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Gasoline prices hit a string of record highs over the past week, as the situation in Ukraine raised concerns about oil supplies.

A London forerunner was even spotted selling fuel to attract eyes £2.18 per liter.

Average fuel prices have now risen to £1.63 for petrol and £1.73 for diesel, according to the RAC.

There are hopes that spiral price could be reduced in the near future and this will be passed on to motorists.

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It happens after parents signal that they can need to go home children go to school because they can’t afford gas to drive them to class.

MP Robert Halfon said mothers are having to make painful choices because fuel is “unaffordable”.

Gasoline prices have hit an all-time high

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Gasoline prices have hit an all-time highCredit: Mark Rainford

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