The only real competition we get between Esso and Texaco is who can produce the most excuses in response to complaints about their local pricing.
As all extraordinary costs/expenses are already factored into the local pump prices, changes to the consumer should broadly reflect fluctuations in the world market.
Conveniently Mr Neesome points out that local holesale prices are confidential. However Government is privy to this information as they charge duty on all imported oil products.
I suggest Government carry out a survey charting fluctuations in local wholesale prices against changes in the international benchmark price, this way we can ascertain if the consumer is getting a fair deal.
Roger M. Davies