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?



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


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


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


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


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


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  • J. Sandison

    • December 8th, 2010 20:06

    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.

  • Phil Smith

    • December 9th, 2010 16:52

    Out of date already.

    Up to £1.43 a litre for diesel today.

    Bets on two quid by the Spring ??


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