Petrol price rises will add £120/year to fuel costs

Published:  01 September, 2009

UK: The Government is going ahead with its planned 2p/litre rise in fuel duty today (1 September) in spite of pressure from motorists' groups.

High oil prices will combine with this to hike the cost of a litre of petrol up by 5p. This will add around £120 a year on fuel costs for the average two-car family.

Prices at the pumps were around 85p/litre at the start of 2009. They have now climbed to around 105p and, it is feared, could hit 11p in a matter of weeks.

The rise in petrol duty will be the third in nine months.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight

We have vacancies all over the UK for those who work within the Building Supplies sector.

Events Diary