“The range of different prices charged by forecourts across the country shows that competition is working as it should.” said Gordon Balmer, Executive Director of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA).
“While all petrol stations faced increased fixed costs with wages, energy, forecourt crime and business rates, each forecourt operates a unique business tailored to serve its local community. Some have large shops where people can buy their groceries, alongside other different amenities. Each forecourt has different costs in terms of logistics, buying platforms and fuel card transactions.
“Many motorists choose forecourts for a variety of different reasons, with fuel not always being the main draw. PRA members are committed to delivering fair and competitive prices in a dynamic market. Thus, it is essential that motorists have the freedom to explore and discover the most favourable deals.”