Sunday, August 14, 2011
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To coin a phrase..'Competitive...my arse!' Who do the likes of BP and Shell think they are kidding...it's all about greed, nothing else!
We are being, and dare I say allowing ourselves to be utterly fleeced in this country. These so called justifications regarding the continued high price of fuel are very much akin to the rambling excuses we get from the energy companies as to why they continually put up their prices to us. I thought we had regulators to control this blatant profiteering! Can someone please tell us where our money is going, because it is certainly not being invested in maintaing our road or helping to keep vital services like the NHS and Police!
What is annoying is the fact that the oil price has fallen yet petrol price has increased. Does this mean that when the oil price goes back up by the 18% it has fallen that the petrol price will also increase?
I think it is an absolute disgrace that the cost of petrol to the consumer has not fallen in line with the decrease in the cost of oil. When the dollar fell, the oil companies put up the cost at the pumps to compensate, when the dollar increased they failed to reduce the cost of petrol. I feel it is about time that the consumer began to fight back and demand cheaper fuel prices in line with the cost of oil cost. The likes of Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Asda, Shell, BT who always say they are representing the consumer, continually fail to pass on reductions, they should be boycotted until they can prove they are passing on fair prices for both both petrol and food, then they may be seen as fully supporting the consumer and their customer. The same goes for all the ,major retailers, if they want our custom, they should provide the benefits to the loyal customer in retaining them.
Have i missed something, all i read about in the papers is stock markets falling and the oil price crashing too as world economies splutter to a standstill, yet there is NO change at the pump price, even stripping out the USD fluctuation, the oil price has fallen 22 %. The level of profiteering is scandalous, even after adjusting for fuel duty rises. Are politician that frightened of losing party donations to scathe the powerful oil lobby? I am suuprised that in current climate the protests have not focussed around forecourts and BP/SHELL. High time to start a petetition on the Government website like the one regarding scrapping benefits for convicted rioters. Think we all know what sort of response there would be.