Fuel price rip-off (Paul Meyer)
Fuel prices in Lerwick went down to a “low” of 149.9p a litre for diesel almost a week before my last fill-up at the Highlands Fuel depot in Lerwick.
However, on my last statement dated 28th August it was still charging fuel at the old price of 153.22p a litre!
This is a rip-off. The only reason I use the service is that I get a very small discount on my fuel – as do many other business users in Shetland.
If it continues to fail to reduce fuel prices in line with local service stations I cannot see the point of using the service in the future.
Because we can pay up to 20p a litre in Shetland more than on the mainland we are all extremely conscience of fuel pricing, especially when fuel costs are a major expense for businesses in Shetland.
I have copied this email to our local MSP, and hope all other local businesses who use the service will be made aware of the rip-off pricing policy.
By the way – when prices increase it is very quick to increase its price per litre!