West Cumbria disaster has turned motorists into cash cows
Published at 12:07, Monday, 21 December 2009
IT SEEMS that we motorists are once again being targeted at a time when hundreds are forced to spend hours crawling through the area surrounding the only open road bridge over the Derwent near Cockermouth.
Within two days of the other bridges being closed, petrol/diesel prices were hiked throughout the area.
On a trip to Edinburgh last week I noted that at Morrisons supermarket in Carlisle were charging 106.9p a litre and in Edinburgh the Morrisons price was 105.9p.
Meanwhile, in Workington, their price had been hiked to 111.9p.
Other garages in the area also took the opportunity to similarly raise their prices.
I leave readers to make their own conclusions on the ethics of those who treat we motorists as cash cows.
No doubt we will be told that it is due to delivery costs, but just consider that with a typical 18,000 litre road tanker, a hike of 6p a litre represents an extra £1,080 per load to the filling station.
There would of course be no substantial extra on-costs to deduct since the tanker would be delivering anyway.
Makes you think, doesn't it?
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