Sunday Mirror

Fury at slow progress on fuel inquiry


FUEL campaigner­s have demanded a probe into soaring petrol prices is published within weeks, not three months.

In June, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng asked the Competitio­n and Markets Authority to examine record prices.

But FairFuelUK called on the CMA to “complete the essential investigat­ion in weeks” amid fears it could take until October.

Founder Howard Cox said: “The CMA must examine overwhelmi­ng evidence of the fuel supply chain’s blatant and continuing profiteeri­ng.”

The AA agreed retailers were quick to hike prices when costs rise, but slow to cut them when they fall.

The average price of a litre of unleaded is 190.81p, with diesel at 198.58p.

Sarah Cardell, chief adviser to the CMA, said: “If evidence of collusion or similar misconduct emerges, we will not hesitate to take action.”

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