British Gas has today announced plans to expand its energy business into the petrol retail market.
‘We’re going to revolutionise the forecourt with an innovative pricing structure based on our ever-popular electricity and gas billing system’ said a spokesman. ‘Petrol and diesel will be continue to be supplied by the litre, according to EU regulations, but the customer will be charged by the gallon. The first 343 fl. oz will be charged at a comparatively high rate compared to the much cheaper subsequent fluid inches, at least for the following 23.437 quarts. However, if a firkin or more is purchased the whole will be calculate at the advertised rate per Jeroboam.’
The company is confident that some customers might achieve savings as a result of their pricing revolution, ‘especially if they make use of our array of vouchers and promotional offers in combination with our triple fuel deals when they buy charcoal briquettes and an energy drink as well’ he added.