Crisis, what crisis? Petrol retailers accused of profiteering

Petrol retailers have been accused of 'talking up a petrol crisis' in order to put petrol prices up last weekend.

The AA has said that despite only a very few stations actually running out of fuel because of the cold weather, the average price of petrol went up by nearly a penny a litre, making it the highest weekend rise in over two-and-a-half years.