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Liquid petroleum imports and price fluctuations (FOI)

Liquid petroleum imports and price fluctuations (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 18 July 2022.
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When liquid petroleum products are imported in bulk by sea & unloaded at La Collette Tanker Terminal, the cargo (as per any other commodity) is presumably purchased from the refinery by retailers at the agreed market price on the day of sale. How can the cost to Jersey consumers then fluctuate in-line with the global price per barrel whilst fuel retailers are essentially selling the same product from the same ship? Common sense dictates that the retail price per litre should remain static until the next petroleum tanker vessel discharges at the Port - which is relatively infrequent.


The information requested is not held by the Government of Jersey.  Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

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Article 3 - Meaning of "information held by a public authority"

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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