20th May 2018
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Is GB Oils psychic?

Although the world oil prices rose above the key milestone of $90 US a barrel today (Tuesday, 7th December) giving us a two-year high, despite various attempts by our lacklustre elected officials, it seems that nobody can satisfactorily explain why Shetland’s petrol and diesel prices remain substantially higher than other remote islands – such as Orkney and Lewis.

To add insult to injury, the latest price hike in Shetland this past weekend occurred before the actual oil price hike of today. Is GB Oils psychic?

Not only that, while the fuel tankers remain anchored off Shetland they were and are still carrying fuel at the old lower price – thus we’re getting ripped-off twice.

Isn’t high time our politicians and the OFT demand a public inquiry into GB Oil’s pricing cartel regime in Shetland and find out exactly who is taking us islanders for a ride?

COMPARING THE PRICES

Lerwick

Unleaded          Diesel
Highest price           133.9p               137.9p
Average price         133.9p               137.4p
Lowest price            133.9p               136.9p

Kirkwall

Highest price           129.9p               133.9p
Average price         129.4p               132.9p
Lowest price            128.9p               131.9p

Stornoway

Highest price           131.9p               133.9p
Average price         131.9p               133.9p
Lowest price            131.9p               133.9p

London

Highest price          127.0p              130.9p
Average price        121.6p               124.9p
Lowest price           116.9p               119.9p

Aberdeen

Highest price          124.9p              126.9p
Average price        119.5p               123.6p
Lowest price           117.9p              121.9p

Paul Meyer
Editor of Rip-Off Britain
(www.rip-off.co.uk)
Islesat,
Bigton.

2 comments

  1. J. Sandison

    Hear, hear. Been aware for some time now, that local fuel prices go almost instantaneously with crude increases, but seriously lag in falling whenever crude falls.
    Truly is a rip off.

    Reply
  2. Phil Smith

    Out of date already.

    Up to £1.43 a litre for diesel today.

    Bets on two quid by the Spring ??

    Reply

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