Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text WILTS GAZETTE to 80360 or email us
Raking in profits
12:00pm Thursday 5th April 2012 in Letters
As advised by the government, and because the tank needed filling anyway, I went to buy fuel for our car in Chippenham. As there was a longish queue at Sainsbury’s I went to the nearby Texaco station, where it was 1p per litre more for diesel. I filled up and went to pay. The man on the desk had just taken a phone call and called over his assistant to take over. She told me that the call had been to instruct them to stop the pumps and increase the price of petrol by 2p per litre before restarting selling. My only consolation was that our car is diesel.
So once again big oil companies reap fat profits at our expense.
Maggie Lewis, Beckhampton, Marlborough.