UK Motorists hit with sky high petrol prices

The price of petrol has consistently risen for the last five months.
A litre of the fuel costs an average of £1.32 at UK forecourts, Government figures show. The Average fuel costs were just £1.05 per litre of petrol and £1.12 per litre of diesel in May 2020. Diesel has also increased in price for the same period. Diesel now costs an average of 132.4p per litre

Government data shows that on Monday this week motorists were paying an average of 128.7p per litre across the UK.

Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said:

Petrol and diesel pump prices have now risen every week since the middle of last November – almost seven months in total. “The increase is being driven by demand for oil with Brent Crude now above 70 US dollars a barrel compared with around 20 US dollars a barrel a little over a year ago. “This in itself mirrors the rise in travel with weekday car traffic in the UK now back to where it was pre-pandemic.

“It looks like people who are looking forward to getting out and about in the good weather we’re having, eagerly awaiting the ending of the remaining Covid restrictions, will have to dig ever deeper into their pockets to fill up the family car if, as seems likely, the cost of forecourt fuel keeps on rising.