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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Fuel prices

According to a press release:
Mr MacNeil added his voice to the call for action on Wednesday, saying: “I have seen the books of some of the fuel retailers in the western isles and there is a big opaque hole around the distribution costs between refineries and pump prices." (My emphasis)
This isn't news, but the faux surprise in the tone is more about electioneering than about achieving anything.

We've heard repeated calls from MacNeil for investigations by the OFT into the petrol retailers, which he now acknowledges - after two OFT investigations - to have been targeted against the wrong parties.

But as Donald Crichton has asked, why has it taken this long for him to recognise the facts?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

'Last December the three northern isles Parliamentarians Alistair Carmichael, Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur called for an OFT investigation in the price of fuel. An inquiry into the price of heating oil was announced in January...'

On a Shetland News website today.

Four months later, Superman springs into action.