Start date: 5 September 2012
Completed date: 30 January 2013
On 5 September 2012, the OFT launched a call for information to investigate claims that the UK petrol and diesel sectors are not working well. The aim was to identify whether there are competition problems that the OFT could address to improve the way the sector functions.
There are a number of specific issues that the OFT has gathered information on:
The evidence gathered by the OFT suggests that at national level competition is working well in the UK road fuel sector, although it has identified an absence of pricing information on motorways as a concern and does not rule out taking action in some local markets if there is credible evidence of anti-competitive behaviour.
In response to the OFT's call for the Government to improve pricing information on motorways, the Government announced on 20 March 2013 that it will work with motorway service areas and other relevant bodies to improve the availability and visibility of motorway fuel price information for motorway users.
Senior Responsible Officer: Claire Hart (020 7211 8782 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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