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No evidence of profiteering in islands' fuel prices investigation

A 14-month Office of Fair Trading investigation into petrol and diesel prices in the Scottish Highlands and Islands has concluded that, with the possible exception of the Western Isles, pump prices reflect the conditions of the market and there will be no Competition Commission referral.

Although no evidence of anti-competitive behaviour or profiteering was found, further examination of competition in the Western Isles, where fuel is around 5.5p a litre/25p a gallon higher than the Highlands and Islands average, is to be undertaken, which will include the impact of business user fuel cards operated by the three major oil companies and principally those of BP.

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