UK petrol prices rise to record 121.76p
Sunday, December 12, 2010
In the United Kingdom, the average price of has reached a record high of 121.76 a litre. The previous peak was 121.61p a litre, on May 12, 2010. In comparison to last year, petrol is more expensive by 11.88p, according to (AA). The price for 50 litres has therefore increased by 5.94.
|[I]t is an even more uncomfortable ride for families trying to keep cars on the road.|
Edmund King, current president of the AA, stated: "In the past week, we have seen the average price of petrol shoot up 1.7p a litre across the UK and diesel rise 1.61p. It comes at a particularly bad time for drivers, who have struggled with appalling winter weather and often seen their fuel drain away while stuck in snow-bound traffic jams. Our only hope is that either oil and fuel markets settle back down or the pound strengthens against the dollar. Until then, it is an even more uncomfortable ride for families trying to keep cars on the road."
iAt 125.73p a litre on average,is approximately eight pence lower than its July 2008 peak of 133.25p; It remains 14.21p more expensive than last year.
In January 2011, the prices of fuel are anticipated to rise again due to the increased
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