Island retailer drops fuel prices

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A small island fuel retailer has dropped their prices for petrol and diesel to nearly 10p a litre less than fuel stations in Stornoway.

Gordon Diesel’s in Back have cut the price of petrol to 139.9p and diesel to 143.9p.

Local Fair Fuel Solutions campaign group highlighted the change and said this was evidence of ‘something very odd going on in the fuel market in the islands’.

Campaign spokesperson Callum Ian Macmillan said: “These price movements are the opposite to those that any economist would expect in a competitive market where the larger suppliers clearly have the advantage of economies of scale.”

He also called for a a ‘transparent, objective and forensic’ investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) into the current market in the islands.