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Monday, January 25, 2016

Seeing prices of 8.43p per litre (46 cents per US Gallon) in Michigan is economically mind-boggling for the UK motorist to grasp or experience. At this undreamed of level, State and Federal Taxes aggregate to a more UK recognised tax take of 74%. But that is where any across the pond comparison stops. How the US fuel supply chain can make any money at this price is fantasy and almost perilous in terms of commercial viability. But such local price wars are fleeting and only show the difference in motoring culture between the UK and our cousins in the US. UK retailers are constrained by ...

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thanks to all those rain-soaked supporters who made the trip to London. We filled the House of Commons, stopped traffic in Westminster and delivered a ground-breaking report to door of Number 10. National Fair Fuel Day was covered by TV, radio and papers throughout the day. Even FOX TV from America was there. This is intelligent public protest at its very finest. As I sat in a packed committee room in the House of Commons with our tireless parliamentary ally, Robert Halfon MP, I was enormously proud of what the day achieved.

 

Together we've catapulted high fuel duty to the top of the political ...


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Friday, February 24, 2012

If its any comfort the Americans are also getting anxious about fuel. In Los Angeles petrol is close to the unthinkable $5.00 a gallon mark. Laughable for us I know, but for Billy Bob in his 9 mpg V8 pick up this is the end of his world. They're suffering from the same uncontrollable market forces as we are. The closure of several US refineries has restricted supply, European cold weather has spiked crude prices and the usual dark forces of opportunist speculators have done the rest.

 

But unlike the UK, American politicians are shouting loud and every Presidential hopeful and then some is ...


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Friday, October 7, 2011
Drivers stung by high fuel prices have cut petrol use by 15 per cent since the credit crunch hit, new figures show. The AA tells Channel 4 News it is a welcome environmental boost - but at a price.

Between January and June this year, government figures show that 1.7bn fewer litres of petrol and diesel were sold at UK petrol stations than in the first half of 2008 - before the credit crunch.

Petrol prices in the first six months of the year averaged 133.13p a litre, up 16.45p on the same period last year and 24.13p higher than in ...

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