- Diesel - 3,114 tonnes
- Unleaded - 3,116 tonnes
- Leaded - 4,043 tonnes
As far as I can tell, 1 tonne of fuel = 7.2 barrels and 1 barrel = 159 litres, therefore 1 tonne = 1,145 litres, and consequently the islands use about 17m litres per annum.
Fuel duty is 50.35 p per litre, so the Treasury takes about £9m in fuel duty from the islands each year, plus VAT making £11m in round terms - or £430 for every man, woman and child.
Fuel duty yields about £8.5bn pa so our share of the tax is lost in the rounding.
Anyone feel a campaign coming on...
Any politician is free to use these figures, but if they fail to credit the source they will get a verbal kicking.