Ian Swales has written to the major supermarkets in the area to ask them if they can explain why people who live and work in Redcar are paying more money for their petrol than people who live 9 miles away in Middlesbrough.
Tescos, Morrisons and Asda regularly have price wars on the cost of petrol in the area, with one of them always managing to out do the other two. However, it has not gone unnoticed that the price of fuel seems to be creeping up in the Redcar area compared to other local towns.
‘’This is just not right. The government have cancelled the 1.92p inflation increase on fuel altogether and delayed the 3p increase until the 1st August 2012 to help people cope in this difficult economic times. It was not so that big companies could continue to make more money out of people.’’
‘’It seems unreasonable of these large supermarkets, who we know are making bumper profits, to not pass on this freeze to the people of Redcar. It is for this reason that I have written to the major supermarkets to see what they have to say on the matter.’’
‘’I will write to the minister to raise this issue and continue to keep the pressure on the big supermarkets’’.