Thirty two MPs have backed FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) campaign to make the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) consider the price of diesel at the pumps, especially compared to petrol prices.
FFUK has previously called for the CMA to launch an investigation into the matter, criticising the disparity between prices despite diesel having a wholesale cost of 6p less than petrol.
The campaign group has also called for the CMA to look at retail price changes with reference to factors such as distribution costs, commodity speculation and oil cost fluctuations.
Howard Cox, co-founder of FFUK, cited figures from the RAC Foundation which suggest the discrepancy has left diesel drivers short-changed by more than £250m over the past six weeks.
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