Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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What is going on where I live the local Sainsbury's petrol has risen from £ 1.28 on 10/7/2012 to £1.34 on 20/8/2012 and still rising at 1p per liter every other day or so,that's an increase of 6p per litre in just over a month,also at another garage not so far away the price is at £1.39 per litre,and this is for unleaded petrol not diesel.I don't think this is blamed by the price of a barrel but more of speculators,this is what should be sorted out they are crippling the economy of this country by thier actions in making obscene profits at everyone's expense and at the same time pouring money into the Governments coffers via tax,no wonder the Government won't do anything about them ,they are profiteering from the as well.
I agree with the last paragraph of this blog posting wholeheartedly, a freeze is a welcome thing but it doesn't go far enough with the oil price being manipulated to high heaven. What we need is a CUT, a huge cut in fuel duty to get the economy back on its feet. Again the speculators have reacted to a bit of news about the European Central Bank, oh let's stick oil up a dollar, then Mr. Unscrupulous Forecourt Owner sees that and decides to stick a penny on, despite putting the price up on Friday on another whim.
I did make an easy excel spreadsheet to share, but I can't on the blog. Please let me forward to you again so that people can see right through it.
A 'big up' to the Tax Payers Alliance! To all members of the driving public, currently being held to ransom by the Government...and by speculators and, I might add, by supermarkets generally, this is good news. It makes sound commercial sense to cut the fuel duty levy in order to stimulate spending by the public - and business. I live near Hull, in the sticks, and am appalled by the likes of Tesco & Asda...and the rest of the large retailers, at the way they put prices up at the pumps, on a whim it appears. If we 'turn left' out of the village & go to York instead for petrol, we see a difference of 9 pence per litre for unleaded; £1.399 @ the nearest BP garage and £1.309 at Sainsbury's in York. What is going on?
When i left to go on holiday on th 30th of June my local garage was charging £1.269 a litre when i came back on the 14th of july it had gone up to £1.279 a litre today on the 21st of August 1t has just gone up to £1.359 a litre, it seems that as soon as the cost of fuel drops someone will put it up again because that is what has been paid before so that is what we can charge again and the public will stand for it,well i think it about time the public hit back by putting pressure on their elected representatives to do something about it and please do not let yourself be fobbed off with a standard reply answer which from past experience is no answer threaten them to not only take your vote elsewhere but to actively campaign against them the threat of losing their extremely well paid and rewarded job may well work wonders, i for one over the last few years by giving up smoking have given up paying excessive amounts of duty for these idiots to waste and when i retire next year i will not need a car so at my present rate of fuel consumption which is in the region of £60 a week i will also be denying them an even greater amount of duty.