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Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FUEL prices are set to soar to around £7 a gallon in days because of shortages caused by the collapse of one of Britain’s largest oil plants. 

Both petrol and diesel will crash through the £1.50 per litre barrier to record highs, say industry analysts.

The rocketing prices, which will cause yet more misery to motorists, were predicted after Swiss-based Petroplus, Europe’s largest independent refiner, announced it is filing for insolvency after defaulting on its debts.

Yesterday it said it was closing the Coryton refinery in Essex, which provides 10 per cent of the country’s fuel and is a key supplier to London and the South-east. As well as putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk, experts warned that British drivers now face a "toxic combination” of factors that will drive up prices by more than 10 per cent.

In addition to Petroplus, the EU this week agreed sanctions to boycott fuel from Iran, which retaliated by threatening to cut off the Strait of Hormuz through which around 20 per cent of the world’s oil is shipped.

See full article. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/297817/Now-petrol-to-hit-7-a-gallon 

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Now that all the festivities are behind us, the team here is gearing up to keep the pressure on for a cut in duty on petrol & diesel.

Your FairFuelUK team will be meeting with MPs in the House of Commons on Wednesday 25th January to renew its call for a significant cut in fuel duty.

We made significant progress last year by helping to persuade the Government to abandon the swingeing fuel duty rises that would, by now, have added a further 10p per litre to the high prices we are currently paying. However, the economy is still stagnating and families and businesses continue to struggle with the high cost of petrol and diesel. 

The next Budget will be on the 21st of March 2012, so we only have a few weeks to build up the pressure again on the Government. Your support is vital and we thank you for it. 

The FairFuelUK team is delighted to announce that The Fuelcard Company has renewed and increased its commitment to the campaign. Jakes De Kock, Marketing Director of the The Fuelcard Company said, "I am very pleased to renew our commitment as a company to supporting the FairFuelUK campaign. The plea for a fairer tax system for UK companies reliant on fuel to keep their businesses moving, is a worthy and necessary cause and impacts every consumer in the UK."

Quentin Willson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK said, ‘I’m delighted that The Fuelcard Company has increased its level of support to the FairFuelUK campaign.  They can be rightly proud of the support they gave last year.  They helped avert the significant fuel duty hikes planned for last year.  We are all looking forward to working even more closely with them in the coming months’.

We’ll be keeping in touch with you …..please tell everyone you meet to sign up to www.fairfueluk.com 

Kind regards,

Peter Carroll and the FairFuelUK team…

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Let's all give thanks that the FairFuelUK campaign stopped January’s proposed hike in fuel duty, because the stuff’s going up again. Shenanigans in Iran mean that wholesale prices have increased by 4.5p a litre.  That’s the steepest and fastest rise fuel companies say they’ve ever seen. And you can bet your last tankful that it will get passed on to the nation’s motorists and businesses soon. That means higher food prices and more inflation. You can look forward to diesel being at least 145p by the end of January.

So, Mr Osborne, if you’re reading this, you can forget about any more duty rises this year. The economy just won’t stomach it.
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