Fuels: Northern Ireland

(asked on 7th February 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference in the cost of fuel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain; and what steps they intend to take in response.

Answered by
Lord Callanan Portrait
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
This question was answered on 24th February 2023

The Government collects price data on a national average basis but is aware that, on average, fuel prices in Northern Ireland are generally cheaper than those in other parts of the United Kingdom. The Government therefore welcomes the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) market study into Great Britain’s road fuel market, investigating factors driving price variations. The CMA will publish its report including options for possible next steps by 7th July. The Government will carefully consider the recommendations, while looking at pro consumer options, which could give drivers better access to fuel price data.

Reticulating Splines