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Saturday, 15 September 2012

"How Will Displaying Prices Bring The Cost Of Fuel Down?"

A fairer deal at the petrol pumps

Garages will be forced to display petrol prices in future, the States confirmed this week
Garages will be forced to display petrol prices in future, the States confirmed this week
 
MOTORISTS can now look forward to clearer and more competitive pricing at the petrol pump after years of campaigning.

This week the States passed new laws which will force every garage in Jersey to prominently display fuel prices which it is hoped will bring pressure to reduce soaring petrol costs.

In a debate in which Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf claimed that it appeared that a fuel cartel was keeping prices artificially high, Members voted in favour of compulsory roadside price displays at garages, following an in-principle debate last year.

Last week it was revealed that petrol prices had soared 28% in the last four years.

If, as the Bozo says, there is a cartel at work keeping fuel prices artificially high, how is displaying the cost of fuel going to stop any such cartel? Think about it Bozo!

2 comments:

  1. just fooling everyone again false economy

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  2. There used to be an 'agreement' and the price was the same everywhere.

    Now the price varies quite considerably, so it stands to reason that the more people are aware how much they can save by going to the cheaper outlets, it will have an effect. Simples!

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