Interesting that the Daily Mail says just under £1.35 per litre at Motorway service stations is a rip off. Yesterday, because I could not fill up at my usual garage ( Road works) I had to get petrol locally. £1.34 a litre. This garage is 7 miles from home and my usual one is 5. It is fine for the Daily Mail to quote these prices as rip off as no doubt they buy their petrol in London. We do not buy petrol at our local Tescos after a debacle there. We went onto the forecourt and when a pump became available we moved onto it. While my Wife was paying a member of the public came in and started haranguing her. The cashier joined in. It seems and I have never come across this before, here you wait in line and the one at the front goes to the free pump. This explains why the service road to the store is often blocked. Went to the customer service desk to be told yes, we have complained about it as others have but that is how the petrol station manager wants it,. I buy my petrol elsewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the subject of rip off the price of petrol seems to go up daily here. Where I usually buy it, the price was £1.32 last week. Further down the road in mid Cornwall on Monday 27/5 it was £1.38 per litre BUT that is off the A30 alongside a McDonalds. Captive audience!!!!!!!!!!!.
Whilst I appreciate the poor oil companies have to pay more as the market fluctuates BUT they bought this fuel months ago and recently it was said on the radio that crude was circa $60 per barrel. When it was over $100 I don't think we paid these prices. Yes the oil barons say they have to charge these prices in case the price goes up. I wish I could say to HM Government can I have an increase in my pension as prices might go up next month. Yes they say, wait till the end of the year and if the cost of living goes up your pension will be increased NEXT April. The old cry is why when the price of oil goes down do they keep the price up for months