Steadily rising prices mean the average price to refuel a family car is expected to exceed £100 for the first time. It prompted the government to threaten retailers selling at higher prices with being ‘named and humiliated’ after fears the Chancellor’s 5p cut could be reflected in petrol station forecourts.
According to data firm Experian Catalist on Tuesday, a liter of petrol costs an average of 180.7p, up 2.2p from Monday.
Car services company RAC has noted that this is the biggest daily jump in 17 years and that if the worrying trend continues the cost of filling a 55-litre family car will top £100 for the first time in history.
The RAC tweeted: “We urge the government to take drastic action to help mitigate the impact on drivers of these unprecedented pump prices.”
RAC spokesman Simon Williams told Sky News: ‘The average petrol price suffered its biggest daily jump in 17 years as it rose to more than 2p (2.23p) a liter on Tuesday, the bringing it to almost 181p per liter (180.73p).
“Diesel rose nearly 1.5p to a new high of 186.57p.
“A full tank of unleaded has now climbed to £99.40, bringing us closer and closer to the £100 petrol fill milestone – an unfortunate benchmark that we could hit as soon as tomorrow.”
In response to the fuel crisis, the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said: “We continue to examine all possible options.
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The Prime Minister’s spokesman said the Competition and Markets Authority has the ability to investigate forecourts and added: ‘We know there have been variations in this regard, and we want that this is reflected in all service stations.
“We are not convinced that this is happening at all levels.”
Currently the highest prices can be seen at BP garages with the highest price recorded at 202.9p on the A1 near Sunderland, Tyne and Wear; the M4 near Chippenham, Wiltshire; and the M6 near Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria.
On Tuesday, the average diesel price also hit a record high of 186.6p, down from 1.4p on Monday.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-09 03:18:06