Petrol Price Reduction A Step Closer

Petrol pumps at Nike Engineering

A 5p per litre price reduction for petrol and diesel sales in Scilly is a step closer.

The European Commission has approved the plan ‘in principle’ and the process for changing European law to vary the duty for our islands and other rural areas where there isn’t public transport has now been formally published.

The Government must now seek unanimous agreement from member states and UK treasury ministers have signalled their intention to lobby their European counterparts as soon as possible.

Andrew George MP says islanders are now one step closer to fairer fuel prices for the islands.

Ian Sibley has told Radio Scilly there’ll be more paperwork for his business in offering the reduction but Sibley’s will be reduce pump prices if the proposal succeeds.