Fuel prices up again as oil heads to $50 barrel

Drivers face paying more than £1.10 a litre for fuel after petrol and diesel prices increased by another 2p in the last month, the AA said today.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 11:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st May 2016, 11:17 am
Prices went up by another 2p this month. Picture: Ian Georgeson

It follows a 4p hike between March and April, and leaves the £1 a litre fuel of earlier this year firmly behind.

The motoring group said surging oil prices, which are heading towards $50 a barrel, threatened further increases.

Petrol averaged 109.2p a litre across the UK and 108.9p in Scotland on Monday, according to its monthly fuel price report.

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Diesel averaged 109.1p and 0.1p less in Scotland.

However, the AA said these levels were 6.5p-11p cheaper than a year ago.

Cheapest prices in Edinburgh and Glasgow for both fuels were 104.7-105.7p, comparison site petrolprices.com reported.