Fuel protests have been mounting across the country for the past few weeks, and they are expected to get even more frequent, according to experts. One of the biggest demonstrations so far is set to take place tomorrow across Britain with FairFuelUK warning of chaos.
According to the experts at FairFuelUK, several demonstrations are set to take place in Yorkshire, M54, Essex, M5, A63, M180 and other major roads across the UK.
Howard Cox, the founder of the FairFuelUK campaign, said: “These are not just demonstrations against the record excruciatingly high petrol and diesel prices that rise each and every day.
“They are also about the sickening chronic manipulation of pump prices and the complete lack of scrutiny by our out-of-touch Government, in allowing unchecked petrol and diesel profiteering to run rife.
“And at the same time, this allegedly self-proclaiming low taxation Conservative Government is wallowing in £3billion of extra VAT in just the last year alone.
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Since June 14, diesel wholesale prices dropped by 7.2p per litre, yet filling up costs increased by 8.1p.
However, petrol station owners have previously revealed how much money they make from fuel sales.
And to the drivers’ surprise, the amount is very small.
One petrol station in Wales shared insight on their profits on Facebook.
The owner explained that a £100 sale of diesel at 193.9p per litre accounted for 51.57 litres of diesel.
The petrol station makes a 4p-per-litre profit meaning that it will only receive £2.06 from that particular sale.
On top of that, if the transaction is carried out via a credit card, another £1.69 is charged by the firm providing the services.
This, in turn, leaves the petrol stations with a 37p profit.
And, that’s before taking into consideration things such as electricity costs, maintenance, and wages.