Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community

RMIP slams profiteering jibe by AA

03 March, 2011
Page 4 

RMI Petrol has slammed the AA's latest claims that UK petrol retailers are profiteering from rising fuel prices, following publication of the association's Fuel Price Report, published yesterday.


The AA claims that European petrol prices have dropped in line with wholesale reductions but UK prices continued to rise, highlighting a need for transparency in UK prices, adding that had a 2p drop in the market cost of petrol been passed on to the consumer, it would have wiped out most of the impact of January's VAT rise, reducing inflationary pressure and the possibility of an interest rate rise.


Brian Madderson, chairman of RMIP, said: "We question the relevance and accuracy of the AA's comparison between euro currency zone costs and pricing with the sterling-influenced UK market."

  • Weekly
  • Weekly
  • Daily
Weekly retail fuel prices: 15 April 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands131.9880.90137.50125.32
North East130.83137.71124.52
North West131.63135.44124.59
Northern Ireland129.55131.04123.66
South East132.9559.90138.51126.32
South West132.2957.90137.05125.42
West Midlands131.7971.90136.78125.40
Yorkshire & Humber131.32137.91124.87

Most read

Following the response by Sainsbury's and Asda to the CMA's damning provisional findings on their proposed merger, do you agree with the PRA's assessment that their proposed solutions to the concerns could result in hundreds of forecourt closures?