- Jan 3, 2012
My son does a lot of travelling for the company he works for often down south and up north but they help to pay for the fuel he uses
We normally use the Jeep at least twice a week as it is very comfortable. However we will be using the Corolla auto as still gets over 40mpg for a 25 year old car. Keep use of Jeep for bad weather, long distance and towing until fuel prices drop a bit as £1.53 for a litre of diesel is pricy! Unleaded price is not far behind though!Just put nearly £75 quids worth in my Tucson and that garage was cheaper than most. Now diesel is about 50% more than not so long ago! Good job I don't do a stack of mileage and am not driving for a living and feel sorry for those who are.
Even more annoying is when they have a lane closed off for a considerable distance with stop go traffic and there are only one or tow people wandering around seemingly doing nothing in particular.Going to Coventry yesterday the most expensive that I saw was at 152.9 for petrol. Even in Coventry a local Shell was 148.9, and an ASDA on the A46 just off the motorway was more expensive than my fill up at home with Esso. “Grateful of Wiltshire” is me despite an enormous diversion from Cirencester with the Fosse northbound closed once again for works. You could spend a month touring Britain on an endless “ linked” series of yellow diversion signs. Heavens help any overseas visitors who would find it confusing as to where one ends and the next begins.
I support the petition on the grounds it gives more visibility to peoples dissatisfaction with the fuel retailers practices. Although CMA have looked at it before and basically concluded that whilst response to oil price variations was definitely skewed, the retailers weren’t actually breaking any laws, and there was a basis for competition in most areas. Problem being no one wants to be first in reducing their price. Best we can hope for in the short term is a “ Christmas gift” from ASDA. ⛽🤶
The fuel duty is a set sum per litre and that has not been increased now for several review periods. the VAT is set percentage, so the Govt is only taking what they are due, Its the oil barons that are pushing the price up not the Government.
Had to put in £10 yesterday and the cost per litre for unleaded was £1.549!Still price of Esso diesel is £1.49.9
In addition I don't think that is the official gov website for petitions? I wonder if they are they harvesting email addresses?The fuel duty is a set sum per litre and that has not been increased now for several review periods. the VAT is set percentage, so the Govt is only taking what they are due, Its the oil barons that are pushing the price up not the Government.