Fuel prices have increased every day in last 2 months finds study

The price of fuel has continually risen according to a study from the RAC
The price of fuel has continually risen according to a study from the RAC
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Petrol and diesel has increased in price every single day for the last 2 months at supermarket fuel stations since the end of March.

Supermarkets have increased the price of petrol and diesel every day according to a new study.

Since the end of March, fuel has increased by more than 8 pence per litre at Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda.

The data from the RAC measured the price between March 26 and May 23 at the big four supermarkets.

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The rises are due to the price of oil increasing to more than 80 US dollars with a weak pound also adding to overall costs.

On average, the price of fuel is around £1.26 per litre for unleaded and £1.30 for diesel, highs that were last seen in October 2014.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “This is the worst series of consecutive daily supermarket price rises we have seen since we began monitoring this three-and-a-half years ago.

“The supermarkets are being very quick to pass on increases in the wholesale price of fuel. They are far faster at passing on rises than falls.

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“The outlook for fuel prices in the weeks ahead is not good, with another penny a litre expected to be added.

“All we can do is hope the international forces - which have caused the oil price to rise - ease and take the heat out of prices on the forecourt.”