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Monday, July 18, 2016

We were told that petrol prices would soar if the UK voted to leave the EU. Concerned 'experts' cited the combined threats of currency shifts, rises in the price of oil and a general economic Armageddon. But oil and fuel wholesale costs have actually fallen since the 23rd of June by 3 to 4 ppl. Prices at the pump should therefore be lower by 3p but they're not - and the only reason we at FairFuelUK can find to justify this is speculation driven by a cloak of supposed market uncertainty.


Petrol particularly is being held at artificially high levels given that the wholesale price has fallen ...


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Saturday, January 9, 2016
2015 Fuel Pricing Data clearly shows Supply Chain Businesses are Knowingly Profiteering from Falling Oil Prices.

A FairFuelUK extensive analysis of the trends in oil, wholesale and retail fuel prices in 2015 sourced from reputable organisations, Portland Fuel Pricing, Government Statistics and the RAC Foundation, explodes the myth that rocket and feather pricing at the pumps is circumstantial.
 
From January 2015, Sterling oil prices have fallen by 23% in 2015, whereas diesel and petrol margins (net of all taxes) have increased substantially. The graph below demonstrates this unmistakably.  
 
Fuel Chain Suppliers profiteering from Oil Price Falls

  • Quentin Willson, TV broadcaster, motoring journalist and lead campaigner for FairFuelUK said: ‘Our figures say it all. As ...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

It is fortuitous on the day (Tuesday) Asda announced their petrol prices dropping to 101.7p that MPs asked questions to a variety of different businesses in the supply chain in Westminster as to how pump prices are actually calculated when market influences change. But it’s also clear that today’s RAC’s claim of prices reaching £1.00 per litre before Christmas is most certainly not guaranteed to millions of UK drivers because of the opaque and unpredictable pricing strategies used by oil companies through to retailers. The APPG Meeting was arranged by the FairFuelUK Campaign.

Jason McCartney (Conservative MP for the Colne Valley) and Rob Flello ...


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Sunday, December 6, 2015
Oil Companies are the only business group to snub MPs APPG and so avoid explaining their role in how prices are set at the pumps. Why is that? Read on....

On Tuesday December 8th in Westminster and initiated by the FairFuelUK Campaign, MPs across all Parties, from the APPG for Fair Fuel for Motorists and Hauliers, will be putting pertinent questions to those businesses involved in the vehicle fuel supply chain regarding pump pricing.

This is an informal inquiry for MPs / APPG to understand in more depth how prices at the pumps are calculated and changed in relation to market influences and commercial decisions. The millions ...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
We promised you that we’d officially warn George Osborne against raising duty in the Autumn Statement and we have. This week Howard and I braved the rain and autumnal gales outside the Treasury to hand-deliver evidence supporting our argument that raising fuel duty - especially diesel - would damage the economy. Our closely argued letter shows that the UK has the highest fuel duty regime of any of the 56 countries in Continental Europe, that any increase in diesel duty would increase costs for hauliers which would be passed down the supply chain to the high street and consumers. And that could trigger higher inflation ...

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Quentin Willson with Jason McCartney MP a great supporter of lower fuel dutyFirst the good news. There’s so much oil sloshing around in the world that nobody quite knows what to do with it all. Storage tanks are brimming over, tankers holding 50 million barrels idly float on oceans and America and Saudi Arabia are pumping out so much crude they’ve added an extra two million barrels a day to global supplies. If Iranian sanctions are lifted another 500,000 barrels could add to this massive spike in oversupply. Experts are now revising their predictions and saying that prices could fall to the mid $30 range (that’s pre 2008 levels) later this year. Venezuela and Nigeria are close to bankruptcy, Russia’s ...


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Friday, March 6, 2015

FairFuelUK has been demanding a proper fuel price enquiry for years. But now the events of the last few months have proved that UK consumers really are being ripped-off. Why when the price of oil falls 50% does the price at the pumps fall only 25%? And why does it take so long to pass on the wholesale savings to the forecourt? When oil fell to less than $50 it took weeks for those falls to be reflected on forecourts but when it crept back up to $60 the price of diesel and unleaded kept going up overnight – literally. In France I’ve watched falls ...


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Howard Cox, Jason McCartney MP, Robert Halfon MPWe are delighted to say that the launch of our FairFuelUK Manifesto for Growth 2015 that highlights the Campaign Objectives listed below was a great success. Massive thanks to Jason McCartney MP (middle) and his team for sponsoring the launch in Westminster. There was a cross party turnout of 50 MPs with over 70 sending their apologies for not being able to attend but wishing good luck for the event. Every MP picked up their copy and those that did not make it had a copy put in their pigeon hole in Parliament this morning. The good news is the vast majority of these MPs ...


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

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