Belfast Telegraph

Petrol prices in UK reach a two-year high

By Neil Lancefield

Petrol prices have risen to their highest level in more than two years, figures show. A litre of petrol reached an average of £1.18 in the UK on Monday, according to data released by the Government - the highest since December 2014.

Diesel car drivers are also feeling the strain, with an average price per litre of £1.21, last seen in June 2015. The figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show that petrol and diesel prices have risen by more than 4p per litre in five weeks.

Howard Cox, founder of the FairFuelUK campaign, warned that many motorists are being forced to pay even higher prices.

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