Originally posted by AX_125:
nearly 78p for every pound that the government is accountable for, the oil companies only make a few pence profit per litre.
Some of the bigger companies which have their own shops - Select for Shell etc, actually make more profits from the goods sold in the shops, than the fuel sold from the pumps.
Oil has been on a steady rise, the middle east problems havnt helped that rise, oil is also a comodity that will eventually run out which contributes to the price of oil, but the tax on the fuel
Its an easy tax, you dont like paying it, use busses, trains etc, but its paying for the convenience of having the car, and the freedom of a car.