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There is no competition in fuel prices in Lerwick especially.

So as i'm concerned , they're all in together.

 

Can't believe that, because for some time now the 3 Lerwick stations have been selling unleaded at different prices - 144.9; 145.9 and 146.9. If people want competition to work and be encouraged we should all driive the extra mile to fill up at the cheapest. I do.

 

It may sound and be daft if it's out of your way, but if you were the garage owner and people were consistently buying fuel from you whatever you charge, where's the incentive for them to compete.

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I'm sure there's a conspiracy going on - I always seem to get juice for the motor on the day or day after it has gone up in price - don't always have the funds to fill up before. In other words, is it just me or do the prices go up at the beginning of a month? :cry:

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@ justme, so we should all be grateful and shut up and let the rip off merchants piss all over us then???
No, we should accept that at the moment we have a situation in which the only fuel supplier can set their own prices and then we should be asking what can be done about it. Not easy as the only supplier owns the only tanks and probably the loading jetty as well. Of course from the suppliers point of view an even bigger cut in fuel duty for the islands so our fuel is cheaper but they keep the profits would be great.
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Only if your working 9-4.30. If you have shift work and weekend work then you can't use the buses. Its also difficult if there is only one bus each way a day.
Oh come on!. You do exaggerate!. Working 9 to 5 is possible from a lot of places and even 8 to 5 from some. And later into the evening if you live in Scalloway. Now compare that to the place near Milton Keynes that has just 5 buses a year!. But seriously what is the answer?. Limited numbers of people wanting to travel to work from varied starting points and then to get home at various times. With the current cutbacks the SIC cannot provide buses for everyone and in some places the service has got worse over the years.
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^^ Smaller buses on some routes perhaps but with the money saved from running/maintenance costs, budget for say additional drivers? London Transport did this on some of the peripheral routes and even with the cost of additional smaller vehicles and staff, they still saved money.

 

I've yet to be on a bus in Shetland where I've had to stand due to no seats being available.

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There is a limited bus service on a Sunday, how would shift workers use non existing buses.

 

Folk could car share, change vehicles......hmmm, I seem to remember this from before.

 

Anyhow, Dr. Wills suggests a micro refinery, they have them all over the place. Imagine how much fuel is wasted in shipping to Grangemouth and back, and you pay for it.

 

From previous posts here, folk want to be able to drive and act exactly how they want but do not want to pay the fuel hikes.

 

You could force down the cost, you all just visit the cheapest station and boycott the others, but it will mean folk sticking together, hmmm.

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A micro refinery is certainly one idea. Another would be for an established Shetland firm to set up new tanks, jetty and so on and to find a way to import fuel from somewhere so they can sell it to the independent filling stations at a lower price. That of course supposes that we are getting ripped off by Scottish Fuels. But are we?. And if the profits are so great why did BP pull out of supplying Shetland?.

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And if the profits are so great why did BP pull out of supplying Shetland?.

 

Dunno, why don't you ask THEM?

Because I don't suppose they would answer but meanwhile I found this http://www.shetland.gov.uk/news-advice/prconv0208.asp dated February 2007 and this http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/committees/petitions/petitionsubmissions/sub-07/PE936C.pdf showing that BP sold all their Scottish Island distribution depots to the Irish in March 2007.

 

Which of course leads me to wonder what has happened about getting the Lerwick tanks moved and I have a quote from Sandy Cluness at that time.

“Once we have the full picture, we’ll be able to sit down with BP and see how quickly these tanks can be movedâ€, said Mr Cluness. “We must find a solution this timeâ€.
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“Once we have the full picture, we’ll be able to sit down with BP and see how quickly these tanks can be movedâ€, said Mr Cluness. “We must find a solution this timeâ€.

Maybe that is the REAL purpose of the new Mareel building - to disguise the new tanks? :shock: :shock: :shock:

 

After all, it was Sandy's casting vote that saw the project get the go-ahead??? :roll: :roll:

 

;) ;)

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I'm sure there's a conspiracy going on - I always seem to get juice for the motor on the day or day after it has gone up in price - don't always have the funds to fill up before. In other words, is it just me or do the prices go up at the beginning of a month? :cry:

 

I've convinced myself now. Yesterday, £1.50-9 a litre for diesel at Mainlands. Today, £1.53-9 a litre. I'm going to wander off with my box of kleenex and in-between my tears, I think I'll give the DTI a tinkle on the dog 'n' bone again. :cry:

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I'm sure there's a conspiracy going on - I always seem to get juice for the motor on the day or day after it has gone up in price - don't always have the funds to fill up before. In other words, is it just me or do the prices go up at the beginning of a month? :cry:

 

I've convinced myself now. Yesterday, £1.50-9 a litre for diesel at Mainlands. Today, £1.53-9 a litre. I'm going to wander off with my box of kleenex and in-between my tears, I think I'll give the DTI a tinkle on the dog 'n' bone again. :cry:

 

And it gets worse. Sutherlands price today is 154.9p per ltr. (Glad I filled up yesterday)

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