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UK Petrol and Diesel Pump Prices Rip off Investigation Call

Personal_Finance / Gas - Petrol Sep 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM GMT

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Personal_Finance

FairFuelUK Campaign: In the last month as the Brent oil price in Sterling has fallen 9.5% or £3.67 per barrel, wholesale diesel fell only 1.8% with petrol, in complete contrast, rising bewilderingly by 1.6%. We are reliably told that the average independent garage should reflect oil and wholesale price changes in just 7 days. True to type, in reality this continues not to be the case. With such significant falls in oil seen since 18th August, pump prices for diesel have instead been hiked by 1.89p and petrol by 1.71p per litre.


FairFuelUK renews its call for the Government to investigate this impenetrable pricing process at the pumps, by setting up an OffPump styled body as a matter of urgency.

Quentin Willson, TV Motoring Journalist and Broadcaster plus Lead Campaigner for the FairFuelUK Campaign said: 'Will someone tell me why when oil prices and wholesale fuel costs fall, prices at the pumps have actually gone up? Our figures show prices increases when there should be reductions. The fuel supply chain is having the consumer's trousers down.'

Howard Cox, Founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign said: ‘The scandalous on-going fleecing of 37 million UK drivers has to be checked. Whilst pump prices are nearly 70% punitive fuel duty and VAT, motorists and small businesses cannot also be victims of patently uncontrolled profiteering which only benefits the faceless opportunists in the fuel supply chain’.  

FairFuelUK is the Nationally Recognised Award Winning Campaign fighting for lower petrol & diesel prices and is widely accredited with stopping £57+ billions of fuel duty being levied on businesses and the public in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. FairFuelUK is supported by 1,300,000 members of the public, the 20,000 haulage businesses in the RHA, FTA and the Association of Pallet Networks - Over 140 MPs have also declared their support for the FairFuelUK Campaign. The Campaign's primary focuses are to achieve a significant cut in Fuel Duty (with VAT the total tax approximates to 70+ percent of the pump price), more pricing receipt transparency and for petrol and diesel to be of equal levels of pricing at the pumps. www.fairfueluk.com

Media Contact: Howard Cox: 07515 421611 - Howard@fairfueluk.com

 


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