RISING FUEL PRICES
A meeting took place last night, 22 October 2018, with a number of the original members of the 2000 Fuel Protest.The reason behind the meeting being to discuss rapidly rising fuel prices and the disparity between crude oil and pump prices with some of the better known oil companies having forecourts literally 3 miles apart and differing prices between them.The issue of motorway service fuel prices were also discussed and the massive effect that this is having on the agricultural and haulage industries. Whilst Government have again kept fuel duty frozen, a number of people at the meeting felt they could be doing more in terms of controlling and investigating the current situation between the major oil companies.
A great deal was discussed around protest, some felt it could achieve highlighting the problem so certain aspects are going to be investigated over the coming days and a further meeting will take place in about a week.
David Handley, Chairman of Farmers For Action said fuel was now becoming a major problem not only for the ordinary motorist but starting to affect the cost of goods that hauliers have to move around the country and he certainly did not rule out some sort of Protest maybe needed to alert government to the current serious situation faced by all.