Petrol distributor calls for tax reduction on fuel purchases

A local petrol distributor says the Government should help motorists by reducing the tax taken on fuel purchases. The price of petrol is due to go up by 4 or 5 cent this weekend and by another 2 or 3 cent in the coming weeks.Ted Kelliher of Kell-Oil in Tralee does not expect a tax cut because the government receives a large proportion of the price increase.