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Scots filling station selling UK’s most expensive fuel sparks fury among Easter tourists

A PETROL pump in the Highlands is punting the UK’s most expensive fuel at a staggering 207.6p per liter of diesel.

The remote stop along the A887 – the main route from Skye to Inverness road – is also punting petrol at an eye-popping 190.8p per liter.

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The Cluanie Inn station is in a remote part of Scotland
Fuel prices have soared in recent weeks

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Fuel prices have soared in recent weeksCredit: Getty

Drivers topping up at The Cluanie Inn station during their Easter trips north shared their shock at the cost with one branding it highway robbery.

A fuming driver wrote on social media: “At least Dick Turpin wore a mask.”

The Cluanie Inn’s pump price is despite Chancellor Rishi Sunak cutting fuel duty rates by 5p last month as motorists struggle with record fuel prices.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak cut fuel duty rates

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak cut fuel duty ratesCredit: Reuters

The pump re-opened earlier this year after a brief seasonal shut-down.

But even before the price shot up again, motorists were already stunned when prices hit 184.9pa-liter for diesel and 165p-a-liter for petrol.

One pondered: “Gold flakes in that fuel.”

Another added: “At that price they do not need to be open all day. Few cars in that they made a profit … the f *** is it ?! Faberge diesel? ”

A disgruntled motorist considered “pushing my car to next garage2 to save a bob or two while another joked:” Might fill up the lorry there tomorrow. “

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According to the RAC, the average UK price for unleaded petrol on April 13 was 162.19pa-liter while diesel was 176.18p.

Prices are rising at their fastest rate for 30 years, driven by a sharp increase in petrol and diesel costs.

The UK inflation rate rose to 7% in the year to March, the highest rate since 1992 and up from 6.2% in February.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is now adding to the pain, as the price of oil and other commodities climb higher.


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The Cluanie Inn bosses has said that its fuel prices were based on its remote location, the cost of transporting petrol and diesel to the site.

Vanessa Crasto, vice president of parent group Black Sheep Hotels, added: “We do not make any profit out of the fuel sales.

“It is more a service we provide. There is no other fuel pump for many miles and we keep ours open 24/7 as a service. The Cluanie Inn has no (mains) electricity. It relies on the diesel generator. ”

Last month the Cluanie Inn was awarded the Traveler Review Award 2022 by booking.com – and has had a succession of rave reviews from guests.

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