AA say drivers' pockets are being "plundered"

17 April 2015

petrol The AA has slagged off fuel vendors for "plundering drivers' pockets" by putting up the price of petrol and diesel disproportionately.

They noted that, over the last few weeks, the price of oil has fallen by nearly 5% - but guess what? Surprise, surprise - petrol prices are up by 1.2%. The AA said that drivers are now paying an extra 1.73p a litre of petrol, and an extra 0.63p a litre of diesel.

The fuel industry said that wholesale costs are up, which is why prices have risen at the pumps. The fact that oil is priced in dollars and the pound has fallen against it, isn't helping either.

Edmund King, the AA's president, isn't having any of it and said that motorists are losing out. "Cars are like blank cheques for whoever feels the need to balance the books by plundering drivers' pockets," he said. "Now the fuel retailers are taking £3 a tank extra on diesel to steady their finances."

This comes on the back of the RAC saying that fuel prices were 'highway robbery', which again, saw the sellers saying that everyone should leave them alone and that no-one understands them.

TOPICS:   Motoring

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