‘Fleeced’ at pumps
TALLAGHT is being “fleeced” on the forecourt, as a silent cartel of oil companies pump up the price of petrol and diesel to cash in on a healthy supply of local motorists, it has been claimed.
A survey of 26 petrol stations in Tallaght and its surrounding areas was conducted by Labour Party TD Eamonn Maloney on Thursday, January 22, between 11am and 1pm.
According to the findings, seen by The Echo, 10 of the 11 Tallaght stations surveyed were dearer than all other stations for both petrol and diesel – with differences of up to 4c per litre being noted.
The survey compared petrol stations in Tallaght with forecourt prices in the neighbouring areas of Rathfarnham, Templeogue, Walkinstown, Terenure, Harold’s Cross and Nutgrove – all of which had lower pump prices than Dublin 24, despite some neighbouring stations being a three- or five-minute drive away.
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