Over 80 Complaints Made In Relation To Pricing Displays For Fuel

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it's carrying out ongoing compliance activities.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission says it's carrying out ongoing compliance activities, in relation to pricing displays for fuel retailers.

It received 83 complaints over the past week, as drivers saw record-high prices at the pumps.

The CCPC has written to petrol stations to remind them of their obligations under consumer protection law, and also to a trade association warning them about making public statements around future increases in fuel prices.

Speaking in the Dail on Wednesday, ahead of an emergency vote to cut excise duties, Labour TD Ged Nash said 'there's a special place in hell for petrol pump operators who hiked prices' ahead of the planned tax cuts.

Laois Offaly Fianna Fail Deputy Barry Cowen says it's unacceptable some petrol stations are profiteering on the back of a barbaric invasion of Ukraine. 

Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at University College London, says oil producers are making huge profits from the current fuel market:

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