Here is the story of Ron James, the manager of Foxhayes petrol station, Exwick, Devon. He is the profiteering bastard who put his petrol up to £1.99 a litre, his explanation being that he wanted to ration it so it lasted. Well tell you what, make sure you never, ever buy from this petrol station and then he won't have to worry about running out of fuel.
By the way the link is to the awful Daily Mirror website because it actually has a photo of Ron James for us all to see. If you are down that neck of the woods, because you live there or perhaps will be passing on holiday, here is a map and full details so that you can make sure you don't fill up there.