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AA plea for fuel price transparency


MOTORISTS are still getting a poor deal at petrol pumps despite a big dip in the price of fuel in the last month, the AA has said. Forecourts have taken the blame for being slow to pass big falls in world oil prices on to motorists. But the AA said today that higher VAT, fluctuating exchange rates and increased margins over the last four years for retailers and suppliers and for refiners and market traders have all combined to keep pump prices comparatively high. AA president Edmund King said: "If the forecourts think they are being blamed unfairly and the Government wants to get it right when pointing the finger of blame for families and businesses being denied the benefit of lower fuel costs, there is a very simple solution: oil, wholesale and pump price transparency." The AA said the average...

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