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Motorists Overcharged for Fuel

Posted in General News on Monday, December 12th, 2022

According to a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) review fuel prices at petrol stations have not reflected wholesale prices all year. Prices rose by around 50p per litre from January to July before falling by 31p for petrol and 14p for diesel. Interim CMA Chief Executive, Sarah Cardell said: “It has been a terrible year for drivers, with filling up a vehicle now a moment of dread for many. The disruption of imports from Russia means that diesel drivers, in particular, are paying a substantial premium because of the invasion of Ukraine. A weaker pound is contributing to higher prices across the board too. There are no easy answers to this. The question for the CMA is whether a lack of effective competition within the UK is making things worse.”

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Brian Bremer

Wednesday, December, 14th, 2022

I have just been out in my Diesel car, fuel prices in Pershore currently are £1.55 on Petrol and £1.80 for Derv. How can a 25 pence per litre extra on Derv be justified? Clearly we are being ripped off while our Government totally ignore the abuse of fuel prices by Retailers. I am so incensed by this that today I Emailed Rishi Sunak to explain his Governments reasoning. I advise all readers to do likewise.

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David Taylor

Wednesday, December, 14th, 2022

Once again a so called regulatory body with no teeth and no proposals to rectify this identified “fraud” on the part of the oil producers/retailers who are consistently recording excessive profits from us, the public. Why does this body exist if it cannot deliver a solution to this situation. A far too cosy relationship between politicians and these big global producers/retailers.