Sorry, wrong. Our 'problem' is taxes, as Dale Petersen quite rightly
pointed out. What's more, for some years the UK was a net exporter of
crude, but that had no effect on fuel price levels
Whether we are being 'hosed' is another question. It's just another way of
raising taxes, as the amount flowing into government coffers has long been
far greater than being spent on roads.
Actually in many European countries it is thought that there is no further
need for new motorways as they simply generate more traffic.
BTW I personally don't agree with this and believe, as far as the UK is
concerned, that lots of the decision-making politicians don't spend any time
on Britain's main arteries, observing the heavy goods traffic going
unecessarity slowly because of SWOT (sheer weight of traffic) (and never
mind the passenger cars).
NB: To reply directly replace "nospam" with "schmetterling"