The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has confirmed it is still investigating two further alleged infringements of competition law, as part of the investigation it began in 2010 into Mercedes-Benz UK and five of its commercial vehicle dealers. Last week the OFT revealed it had reached a settlement with Mercedes-Benz and four of its CV dealers – Blackburn-based Ciceley Commercials, Warrington-based Enza Motors, Liverpool-based Road Range and Bradford-based Northside Truck and Van – after they admitted infringing competition law. Mercedez-Benz, […]
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has today (5 September) issued a call for information on the UK petrol and diesel sector, in order to identify whether there are competition problems it can investigate. “We are keenly aware of continuing widespread concern about the pump price of petrol and diesel and we have heard a number of different claims about how the market is operating,” said Claire Hart, director in the OFT’s Services, Infrastructure and Public Markets Group. “We have […]
A petition calling for a full investigation into possible price fixing in the UK road fuels market has generated over 32,000 signatures.
Consumption of transport fuels fell slightly in the third quarter of 2012, new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show. The data reveals that a 5.6% fall in petrol deliveries during the quarter were largely offset by a 3.4% rise in diesel deliveries. In all, just over 4.5 billion litres of petrol (Q3 2011: 4.77 billion litres) and 6.52 billion litres of diesel (Q3 2011: 6.3 billion) were delivered during the quarter. Of the diesel, some […]