Following local press reports regarding petrol and diesel comparisons to the UK we have received a number of comments, asking why this is the case.
Rather than try and provide a response to each comment we thought we’d provide the following.
There are a number of reasons including, but not limited to, duty rates, economies of scale, shipping, storage costs etc…
However, the primary reason is due to a reduction in the variance between duty rates & taxes that are applied to fuel in Jersey and the UK.
The table below illustrates that the difference Jersey once enjoyed, at times as high as ~24 pence per litre (ppl), has reduced over time, to a point now when taking duty and tax into isolation, for each litre of fuel sold a Jersey motorist pays 3.54ppl more than their UK counterparts.