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Fuel Prices in the Highland and Islands'Press and Journal June 13, 2022, 3:49 pm,

'Jamie Stone MP wants the UK Government to cut fuel duty in the Highlands, to help families bearing the brunt of record petrol prices.

The Lib Dems calculate that households in rural areas are paying £2,000 a year more on transport costs than those in urban areas.

Mr Stone says that analysis of official figures reveals that households in rural areas pay £114 a week on transport costs, almost £40 more than those in urban areas.

Petrol prices in the region remain high with an analysis of prices in the northeast showing a 13p difference among fuel stations.

In the north, a rural fuel duty relief scheme is currently only offered in some areas of the Highlands, namely IV14, IV21, IV22, IV26, IV27, IV54 and KW12.

Mr Stone wants rural fuel duty relief to be doubled to 10p a litre, and for it to be significantly expanded to cover the rest of the Highlands.'