How much should petrol cost?

How much should petrol cost?

Poll started 08 March 2011:

How much should petrol cost?

Petrol prices are about £1.30/litre (see cheap petrol), but roughly 80p of this is made of tax and duty, so only 50p-ish goes to manufacturers and retailers combined.

Yet remember IF PETROL TAX WAS CUT OTHER TAXES WOULD RISE shifting the burden from motorists to others – and the high taxes are encouraged by greens who believe they deter unnecessary driving.

If you were the Chancellor setting petrol prices, what would it cost PER LITRE?

Results

£1 5,692 votes (41 %)
£1.10 772 votes (6 %)
£1.20 250 votes (2 %)
£1.40   50 votes (0 %)
£1.50 194 votes (1 %)
£1.60   26 votes (0 %)
£1.70   9 votes (0 %)
£1.80   15 votes (0 %)
£1.90   14 votes (0 %)
£2 511 votes (4 %)
50p (ie no tax) 881 votes (6 %)
60p 369 votes (3 %)
70p 957 votes (7 %)
80p 1,913 votes (14 %)
90p 2,162 votes (15 %)
£1.30 (current average) 201 votes (1 %)

                   14,016 votes received.

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