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Concerns over fuel prices at motorway service stations

The Office of Fair Trading said its investigation into the UK fuel market identified a lack of pricing information on motorways as a concern and it not rule out taking action in some local markets if there was "persuasive evidence of anti-competitive behaviour".

In August 2012, prices were on average 7.5ppl higher for petrol and 8.3ppl higher for diesel than at other UK forecourts.

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OFT: UK fuel market 'working well'

Competition is "working well" in the UK road fuel market and rises in pump prices over the past decade are largely due to increases in tax and the cost of crude oil, according to an Office of Fair Trading report.

It found "very limited evidence" that pump prices rise quickly when the wholesale price goes up but fall more slowly when it drops.

The Office of Fair Trading has completed its review into fuel prices.
The Office of Fair Trading has completed its review into fuel prices. Credit: Press Association

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Quentin Wilson: We 'have to' bring down fuel prices

Later today the Office of Fair Trading will release their findings into whether reductions in the price of oil are being passed on to motorists.

Speaking to ITV Daybreak, Quentin Wilson from the FairFuelUK Campaign said: "[Petrol] is a forced purchase, nobody wants to make, there is a possibility of monopolistic and anti-competitive practices. We cannot afford this at the moment."

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