Now lads as i work in the oil industry and have to say it isn't cheap to get the stuff out off the ground , you have to consider the labour and Tool's cost to bring the black gold to the surface its mostly the shareholders wanting money nack on there investments and it does keep a few people in employment North n South .
That said it doesn't mean i agree with there prices
I heard them talking while watching the football the other night and they said fuel in Russia is only 50p a litre and even cheaper in other countries around the world. Venezuela pay about that a gallon.... good ol’ UK ....
It's actually cheap in relative terms when you consider how much we pay for bottled water by the litre, milk, aftershave by the 100ml, and so on.
Its got to be an expensive operation to get it from the sea bed to the forecourt at the quality we expect.
Yes it hits us hard as we buy so much of it, but profits are higher for chocolate bars at petrol stations than they are for the litre of fuel.
That said, I would still like to see it back to where it was when i passed my test (64p per litre of diesel).
I have an Asda and BP within a mile of me, but I used to drive 6 miles to next town for Vpower.
Now I try and tie in my fill ups at a Tesco along my journey as the nearest is 12 miles away, and that's a pain to drive to just for a fill up.
I find it's just an absolute lottery. For months by me Tesco has been £1.17 for normal and £1.20 for momentum where everywhere else has been around £1.24 and now in the last 2 weeks Tesco has gone up to £1.25 normal and £1.32 for momentum and everywhere else has dropped to around the £1.17 mark! Drives me nuts!