“Everyone knows what we pay at the pumps does not follow any logic or fairness when oil prices change. For decades the fuel supply chain, notably a few wholesalers have ripped off drivers at will. The smaller independent
garages are subject to their blackmail too, in the prices they are forced to pay, with their wholesalers holding them hostage to their bulk supply. They consciously hold back wholesale price falls amounting
to billions. But these greedy faceless businesses will soon be subject to good deal of scrutiny."
"We are working extremely hard to cost and plan the mechanics for the introduction of a PumpWatch Voluntary Pump Pricing Code to present to the Treasury. Details will be presented as agreed to the Exchequer Secretary before the end of June. It is vital that this new PumpWatch voluntary code is endorsed and supported by the Government, with petrol, diesel and autogas wholesale prices movements published daily.”
“Drivers need reassurance that they are not paying way over the odds for fuel. In rural communities where, public transport is poor and unreliable, people need their vehicles to get from A to B. It is essential that they pay the fairest price. That is where a price monitoring system would support them.”
"Just when drivers need all the help they can get, petrol prices are being kept artificially high. The fuel industry has a moral duty to pass these savings on to consumers. PumpWatch would make that happen."
“PumpWatch is the only way to ensure that Motorists are not taken for a ride by greedy oil companies. It will bring the rocketing fuel rocketing prices back to earth. Drivers need a fair deal.”
“If gas, electricity, water and telecoms get price protection bodies, why shouldn’t motorists have one too? We need ‘PumpWatch’ now, to ensure pricing fairness for both consumers and hardworking fuel retailers too. Most
of the profiteering is at wholesale level not by small independent retailers, who are also victims of the greedy fuel supply chain.”
“Our members are weary of pump prices rocketing when oil costs rise yet taking an eternity to fall when oil is in decline. It makes sense that those uncontrollable costs in the fuel supply chain are subject to closer scrutiny in a PumpWatch body.”
“When oil prices rise and fall, millions of drivers have absolutely no idea what subsequently, they will pay at the pumps each time they fill up their vehicles. It is never ever the same price! There is no consistency,
logic or clarity to the way pump prices are calculated. It remains a closely guarded secret in the fuel supply chain. If it wasn’t for the recent supermarkets’ forecourt price cuts, always lead by ASDA, prices at the
pumps wouldn’t be falling at all."