Ceredigion misses rural fuel rebate
2:49pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
CEREDIGION has missed out on inclusion on a list for a rural fuel rebate.
On Friday the Treasury revealed the UK areas which would be put forward to the EU for a rural fuel rebate, but no parts of Wales were included.
Ceredigion MP Mark Williams said he was disappointed by the announcement.
He said: “Having collected data from all of Ceredigion’s petrol stations and submitted the evidence to the Treasury, the price guide set by the EU was very high, with some petrol stations in Ceredigion only reaching it on one or two days over the time frame set, and other not reaching it at all.
“The price guide was based on fuel prices in the Islands of the UK, and prices on average were around 5p more per litre for petrol and diesel than the prices paid in Ceredigion in the set time frame. This must have been a similar case across the rest of Wales. Whilst this is disappointing, the Treasury needs the supporting data in order to make the case to the EU.”
Mr Williams added: “I remain convinced the prices we pay are disproportionately high and we must continue to make the case to the Treasury and the EU for the extension of this scheme.”