Debate over fuel prices in Largs

Published: 8 Feb 2012 09:302 comments

Controversy still ebbs and flows over Largs' only filling station which is up for sale after running out of petrol and diesel recently. There are conflicting views over the fuel prices.

Some readers of the Largs & Millport Weekly News have defended fuel prices in the town.

However, others have continued to submit views that the costs at the 'For Sale' Castlebay Filling Station in Irvine Road are too high.

One reader, calling himself Douglas Park stated: It's a shame that the present owners have run into financial difficulties, but given it was one of the most expensive service stations in the area it's not entirely surprising.

"Unless you've no concept of fuel prices, I could only imagine it was used by locals who only drove locally, or, as I have done in the past, put £5 in and then driven out of town to fill up while they're on other business. "

Two pages of letters and views are in the Largs News of February 8.

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  • fiona
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    Feb 8, 16:35
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    I always try and fill up when i have to travel to Linwood. Asda is sometimes as much as 6p per litre cheaper than in Largs. Largs, Fairlie and Wemyss Bay petrol stations all charge over the top prices.

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  • Esiotrot
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    Feb 9, 13:36
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    The demise of this business wasn't just down to fuel prices. The place is an eyesore and a dump.

    Hopefully whoever buys the place will look at the bigger picture, offering fuel at reasonable prices, keeping a safe and tidy premises and perhaps being a bit more savvy with what's on sale inside.

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