Fuel price investigations
3:16pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
INVESTIGATIONS into fuel prices in Ceredigion have proved promising and strengthened the case for a rural fuel rebate in the county, according to a local MP.
MP Mark Williams’ investigations into prices at petrol stations in Ceredigion and further afield have revealed that the majority of petrol stations in Ceredigion have prices higher than stations in Rhayader, Builth Wells, Crickhowell and Abergavenny.
Mr Williams said: “The criteria used by the European Commission for the initial bid for a Rural Fuel Rebate factored in two things. Firstly the distance from an oil refinery and secondly on sparsity and rurality.
“We already know that Ceredigion qualifies on sparsity and rurality, but it is clear from these figures that the closeness of an oil refinery is not making a significant impact on the pump prices consumers are paying here in Ceredigion.”
He added: “There are still a few petrol stations who have yet to send in their pump price data from the last quarter of 2012 and I would encourage those stations to do so urgently. Every bit of data I can collect only makes Ceredigion's case stronger when we send the data to the UK Treasury.”