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Monaghan service station manager says government 'mislead' consumers on fuel prices

Mar 24, 2022 12:03 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan service station manager says government 'mislead' consumers on fuel prices Monaghan service station manager says government 'mislead' consumers on fuel prices
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Raylene McCaughey addressed yesterday's Oireachtas Committee on rising fuel costs says "consumers were completely misinformed" about prices.

A Monaghan service station manager who addressed yesterday's Oireachtas Committee on rising fuel costs says "consumers were completely misinformed" about prices.

It comes after the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission revealed it received almost 200 complaints about fuel price gouging in the past two weeks.

Raylene McCaughey, who is the manager of McCaughey's service station, blamed "incorrect, misleading messaging from the government".

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Two weeks ago, the government announced a temporary cut in excise duties charged on fuel, resulting in a reduction of 20 cent per litre of petrol, and 15 cent per litre of diesel.

Raylene says it's been a difficult period since the reduction and some consumers have been abusive to staff.

Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show, Raylene said most retailers had full tanks when the excise cut was announced and stood to lose substantial sums:

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