Petrol Prices See Biggest Daily Jump In Almost Two Decades

On Tuesday, the average price of petrol in the UK saw its biggest daily jump in 17 years as it rose by over 2p per litre.

The price was up 2.2p from Monday’s 178.50p to 180.73p per litre. This means it will soon cost £100 to fill up the average car, further exacerbating the cost-of-living crisis that many households are currently facing.

The price of diesel also rose by almost 1.5p to another record of 186.57p, with drivers of diesel cars already paying £102.61 to fill up a full tank of fuel.

“These are unprecedented times in terms of the accelerating cost of forecourt fuel. Sadly, it seems we are still some way from the peak,” commented RAC fuel spokesperson Simon Williams.

“Drivers need to brace themselves for average fuel prices rocketing to £2 a litre which would mean a fill-up would rise to an unbelievable £110 […] We strongly urge the government to take drastic action to help soften the impact for drivers from these never-before-seen pump prices.”

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