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    It seems that we are paying a fair price for our petrol prices afterall. OFT found no wrongdoing with prices. What next? A boycott? Cycling? Electric cars?

    Or are we going to just grumble and keep paying extra?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013...prices-inquiry
    Last edited by Rheghead; 30-Jan-13 at 12:45.
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    Guess we'll continue to grumble, Rheg. It's what we Brits do best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Swanson View Post
    Guess we'll continue to grumble, Rheg. It's what we Brits do best.
    Yes I guess. But then we'll enslave ourselves to rising costs of foreign fuels. Hardly a recipe for proud UK independence when we can generate our own fuel right here and be much more self sufficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheghead View Post
    Yes I guess. But then we'll enslave ourselves to rising costs of foreign fuels. Hardly a recipe for proud UK independence when we can generate our own fuel right here and be much more self sufficient.
    Are you advocating for an independent Scotland?
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    To be fair, fuel prices do not reflect the true cost to society of the internal combustion engine. Motoring is heavily subsidised. It actually costs every one of us, young, old, driver, non-driver 600 a year in pollution, noise, and accidents each year. Driving should be much more expensive. We get off easy.

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/d...e-accidents-eu
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitewater View Post
    Are you advocating for an independent Scotland?
    Not this time, not in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
    To be fair, fuel prices do not reflect the true cost to society of the internal combustion engine. Motoring is heavily subsidised. It actually costs every one of us, young, old, driver, non-driver 600 a year in pollution, noise, and accidents each year. Driving should be much more expensive. We get off easy.

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/d...e-accidents-eu
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    OFT found no wrongdoing by fuel suppliers, they did, however, blame all the tax piled on top for the high costs we pay at the pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    The Guardian. Wrong about everything, all the time.
    The Guardian just reported the story. Here's the actual research: http://www.greens-efa.eu/the-true-costs-of-automobility-8787.html

    and here's the pdf of the study: http://www.greens-efa.eu/fileadmin/d...of_cars_EN.pdf
    Last edited by Flynn; 30-Jan-13 at 17:46.
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    Quote Originally Posted by changilass View Post
    OFT found no wrongdoing by fuel suppliers, they did, however, blame all the tax piled on top for the high costs we pay at the pump.
    I think it was internal mark-ups along the supply chain that got the blame. Obviously the OFT couldn't see the wood for trees.
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