It’s been on the news and even on the radio to work this morning. According to our fuel price index, petrol prices have increased another 0.9p/l in one week to 124.4p/l, on average, which would cost drivers of a medium car (57L) £71 to fill the tank. And it is a similar picture for diesel, which has rocketed by 1.0p week-on-week to 127.5p/l, on average, costing £73 to fill a medium-sized tank.
1 in 5 UK motorists is put off driving by the cost of fuel. And it seems these inflated prices are hitting drivers’ pockets, with 1 in 8 drivers admitting they cannot afford to fill up their car on a regular basis.
Amanda Stretton, the motoring editor at Confused.com, says: “Fuel prices are at their most expensive in almost two years and drivers are feeling the pinch. Motorists will need to budget even more to fill up their tanks, especially if they are planning any long-distance road trips this summer.”
Here’s that link again.