A campaign fighting for lower petrol and diesel prices has welcomed the news that the Office of Fair Trading will be gathering information on the pricing of petrol and diesel in the UK.
Quentin Willson of FairFuelUK said:
FairFuelUK has been calling for this investigation into the road fuel market for months.
Anything that brings transparency and openness to a £32 billion market that's always been shrouded in mystery, will be good for consumers, businesses and the UK economy.
We want full disclosure to make sure pump prices in this country are fair, reasonable and, most importantly, go down quickly when the price of crude falls.
The Office of Fair Trading has delighted some by asking for evidence to see if consumers are being ripped off by petrol companies.
The OFT issued a "call for information" today as it looks at whether reductions in the price of crude oil are being passed on to motorists.