The TaxPayer's Alliance (TPA) is ramping up pressure on the government to cut duty on fuel. Together with the Petrol Retailer's Association (PRA) they are setting up stands on 5,000 independent forecourts around the country today to ask motorists to lobby local MP's.
60p in every pound spent on petrol or diesel in the UK goes directly to the treasury.
The UK has the highest tax component of unleaded petrol in the EU.
Jamie Wood owns St Michael's petrol station in Dumfries he explained to ITV Border how the figures break down.
The Treasury have defended fuel prices and saythat under the ‘fair fuel stabiliser’ fuel duty only rises when oil prices arehigh.
A Treasury spokesperson said in a statement:
The Treasury said it had to balance supporting motorists with the need to cut the deficit.