Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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[ posted by Mal Dunn, 06.02.16 08:52 ]

Who are these people? Do they live in the real world. Of course not. They claim all their fuel expenses back, so it doesn't affect them. I have been watching and listening to the news of late and all the broadcasts have been on about petrol and diesel getting to below £1 per litre. Where has this happened? In 2006 a barrel of Brent crude was $65.14 per barrel and the pump price was 89.7p pl for petrol and 93.9p pl for diesel. The cost of a barrel of crude is $36.14 cheaper now than then. So where is the reduction being passed on to the consumer. My maths isn't that good to be able to work out the percentages, but it seems to me that there is a massive profit being made here by the fuel companies. My theory is this. The Government don't want to investigate this rip-off because they themselves are heavily involved as share-holders in the fuel companies. Therefore they would loose fortunes on their own shares as well as the tax that is levied on the fuel.
To make things worse and their profits higher, the fuel companies are axing jobs. These jobs are, and I can guarantee this, shop floor workers, on a normal (if there is such a thing) wage, not the elite top dogs withe their massive salaries and pensions. Oh, no, they will make sure they are safe. Talk about rub salt in the wounds of the consumer. As you can guess I am really peed off with the whole situation and wish the people of this country would wake up to the total greed of the oil companies and government(s). To quote George Orwell from Animal Farm: "We are all equal, but some are more equal than others." Ring any bells (Mr Cameron) "We are all in this together." I think not.


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