We Shell out, they coin it in

YOU'VE got to be kidding!A Shell petrol station on the A14 in Ipswich is charging more than three pence extra per litre than a garage less than a mile away on Bourne Bridge.

YOU'VE got to be kidding!

A Shell petrol station on the A14 in Ipswich is charging more than three pence extra per litre than a garage less than a mile away on Bourne Bridge.

The Evening Star reveals this staggering difference in prices on the day that oil giant Shell announced record profits of £13.9 billion.

The figure for 2007 - equivalent to more than £1.5 million an hour and the highest ever recorded for a UK company - prompted a call from unions for a windfall tax on oil companies.

A Shell garage on Bourne Bridge in Wherstead Road was today charging 102.9p for Unleaded petrol and 107.9p for Diesel, whereas the station on the A14 at the Orwell Bridge was today charging 106 pence per litre for Unleaded and 110p for Diesel.

Shell today defended their prices, claiming that each service station operates within its own competitive environment.

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But Tim Wray, general manager of Deben Transport, based in Felixstowe, said: “People are trapped when they are on the trunk roads. They take advantage of this.”

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