Total consumption of transport fuels in the UK decreased by 4.5% in Q1 2013 compared with the same period in 2012, new figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown. The data revealed that unleaded petrol deliveries fell 9.8% and diesel deliveries increased by just 0.6%, compared with the same period a year ago. The reduction in deliveries of road fuels during the first quarter of the year was mainly due to the threatened tanker drivers’ […]
The founder of campaign group PetrolPromise has expressed his disappointment after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) decided against launching an investigation into the UK petrol and diesel market. Campaign founder Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, said: “I am grateful to the OFT for their work. But it is disappointing that they will not hold a full inquiry. For example, they admit that there is a problem with poor competition in many towns but they are not taking action.” “Government […]
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 […]
It has emerged that the Treasury’s plan to extend the existing island fuel rebate scheme to parts of mainland UK may not result in the same 5p/litre rebate enjoyed by those already in the scheme.