Originally Posted by Hugh Jardon
and it is always very comforting to know that the oil companies are posting record profits...................something does not smell right
The oil companies deserve it though - they have to find the stuff - get it out of the ground - refine it - distribute it - and they also have to pay tax = then petrol stations have to make a profit.
Even if petrol was FREE we would still be paying 69p per litre - and that is NOT counting the taxes on the oil companies - remove ALL taxes and even with the high oil price petrol would be about 28p per litre!!!