Rising fuel prices - your views online
Further blow to motorists and shoppers as fuel prices continue to climb around the country, with diesel breaking the £1.50 per litre barrier
Looks like the government is just letting the price drift ever upwards. Push drivers to the so expensive electric option. Cars are essential for most and most can't afford electric at the current rates.
Was it just a dream when the UK government encouraged us motorists to switch to diesel a few years back?
The Tories want the working class off the roads and into the poor house.
The tax man needs to calm down and give us a break for a wee bit. I think we all deserve a little fuel tax break.
Fuel duty raises £24 billion per year. But road accidents and enforcement cost £30 billion. Car usage is subsidised out of general taxation. I wouldn't expect this handout to continue, better to look for alternatives if you can.
And nothing gets said about it ….just another ploy to get us away from fuel and to use these hopeless electric cars.
Once again, major companies have to pass the increase down to the customer. Just once, take a small hit in profit and help people out! I'm sure the hundreds of millions you have already will keep you ticking over for a little.
But 85 per cent of the population cannot afford an electric vehicle.
We passed one petrol station where it was £1.69 a litre.
It's been £154.9 in Jedburgh Shell on the A68 for two weeks, because they love to rip you and the locals off.
Everyone should go on petrol strike. Don’t pay their prices – problem solved. They’ll be the ones sitting with fuel they can’t sell.
Everyone should boycott Shell petrol stations, they are alway four pence a litre or so more expensive than everyone else, they would soon drop the price.
When is it going to stop? My petrol bill had risen to £50 a week from £30. And that new petrol E10 doesn't take you far.
Need to go back to doing what was done in 2000 when lorries, cars, buses etc made a stand and it caused fuel stations to back down. We had to get limited fuel but they listened back them. That’s what’s needed again to reduce these prohibitive rising costs.
Are we the only country in the world to have both oil and food banks?
Ridiculous, absolutely taking us for a ride on the prices! There’s no oil shortage nor supply shortage, just greed involved.
It will never stop rising. I remember when it 2/6 a gallon and it will just continue.
Simple answer to getting the fuel prices to come down is boycott buying fuel. Last year alone during a world pandemic the UK government made just under £21bn from fuel tax. Hurt their back pocket, even if it means inconveniencing yourself for a period of time.
In 2008 crude was $147 a barrel and at the pump it was £142.50 for diesel. Currently it's £1.51.9 at the pump and a barrel of crude at the start of the month was $81.47. Someone is making some savage cash out of the motorists. Don't wanna sound like I've got my tinfoil hat on, but surely something is going on here.
It's probably just a short-term fix and it will come back down . . . In your dreams!
The Tories need to claw back the tax reduction they gave oil producers. Imagine if we had our own oil and not have some other country steal all the profits.
All to stop motorists from using fossil fuels – outprice them so they can't afford it, all while petrol stations rake in the money like the government tax on it.
No agenda here at all, is there? Shame the infrastructure for EVs is pathetic.
Why are we as a nation putting up with this? Everything is going up not just fuel. Our UK government has made an utter mess of the country and is now charging us to cover it. Not on.