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As anyone who owns a car knows, fuel prices have skyrocketed in recent months, with the average cost to fill a family car now being over £100 on average in the UK.

This, coupled with rising energy costs, means many people across the British Isles have turned to the likes of money guru Martin Lewis while weathering the cost of electricity crisis. life. More recently, he announced his advice to the public to download the PetrolPrices app, which ranks the nearest petrol stations by price, allowing you to find the cheapest in your area.

A liter of petrol now costs 187p on average, while diesel fetches 193p per litre, according to data from the RAC Fuel Watch, the Express reports.

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So, in light of this current situation, we asked our readers in Somerset what they thought about the latest in a sad list of economic downturns.

Most of them seem to be tackling the dire situation in the way we Brits know best – with humour. While others feel very melancholic about the miserable situation.

The cheapest place for petrol in Weston-super-Mare is currently Asda, still priced at 182.7p a liter (Image: Petrolprices.com)

“I never let my tank go very low! comes a humorous response, “if it was low, it would cost more to fill up!” We can say that it is logical.

One user backed up the facts with their own experience saying, “I bought my car a year ago, it cost £52 to fill up, now it’s £74. [to fill] my tank.” This was put into perspective from a response, with another reader saying, “Think of me, when I bought my first engine in 1966 it was 5s 3d a gallon – about 17p! “

Diesel has risen further, with many places across the country registering over £2 a litre. It also ignores the fact that vehicles vary greatly in terms of economy, according to a morose comment: “Try driving a motorhome – 200 plus.”

Taunton’s numbers are also rather grim (Image: Petrolprices.com)

Prices have reached such ridiculous levels that some of our readers have begun to consider more “alternative” means of transport: “And for those of us who have diesel, it’s high time I had a horse – oh no, wait – cost of living issue. turns out to be the same in a week.”

There are, as usual, conspiracy theories abounding in the comments. For a reader:[It’s] It’s all part of the plan to wean us off petrol/diesel and go electric… Johnson is thrilled with how it’s going.”

We can all agree that electric cars are certainly a key development in reducing our carbon footprint, but, of course, due to this very situation, few of us have enough disposable income to shell out for an electric vehicle.

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Source: www.somersetlive.co.uk
This notice was published: 2022-06-19 04:00:00

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