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Drivers suffer petrol price rises for eight out of the last 12 months

Drivers suffer petrol price rises for eight out of the last 12 months

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2018 00:01 BST

​August saw yet another rise in the price of both petrol and diesel, new ​RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

Cost of petrol and diesel creep up in July

Cost of petrol and diesel creep up in July

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2018 00:01 BST

RAC says ‘see-saw’ pricing continued in July with prices rising following a month of price cuts in June

Drivers see some respite from rising fuel prices in June – but July remains uncertain

Drivers see some respite from rising fuel prices in June – but July remains uncertain

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 00:01 BST

Motorists benefited from falling fuel prices in June, but RAC data suggests the picture into July looks very uncertain

RAC issues plea to retailers to cut petrol and diesel prices

RAC issues plea to retailers to cut petrol and diesel prices

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC is today urging retailers to pass on recent reductions in wholesale costs by cutting forecourt prices

May sees worst increase in price of petrol in at least 18 years

May sees worst increase in price of petrol in at least 18 years

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2018 00:01 BST

Motorists suffered the worst monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the pumps in May, new RAC Fuel Watch data reveals.

‘Fuel price creep’ see supermarkets raise  prices every day since end of March

‘Fuel price creep’ see supermarkets raise prices every day since end of March

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2018 00:01 BST

RAC sees longest run of supermarket price rises in three and a half years. UK average price of fuel has increased 8.5p a litre since end of March.

April sees worst rise in fuel prices for 16 months

April sees worst rise in fuel prices for 16 months

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2018 10:02 BST

The average price of a litre of both petrol and diesel rose by 3p in April

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 00:00 BST

Retailers absorb increased wholesale costs to the benefit of motorists. April may bring lower pump prices with possibility of oil price reduction

February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop

February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch - falling price of Brent crude oil sparks forecourt price savings

RAC calls on supermarkets to cut another 2p a litre off fuel as wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble

RAC calls on supermarkets to cut another 2p a litre off fuel as wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 09:52 GMT

The RAC is making a fresh plea to Britain’s big four supermarkets to cut at least another 2p a litre off petrol and diesel following further reductions in the wholesale cost of fuel.

January sees fuel prices rise for third month in row

January sees fuel prices rise for third month in row

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 00:00 GMT

The average price of petrol and diesel rose January 2018 for the third consecutive month. Petrol has gone up 4p a litre since October 2017. Retailers could ease motorists’ misery with slight pump reductions

RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 14:13 GMT

​The price of a barrel of oil has gone above $70 for the first time in more than three years, potentially spelling misery for motorists at the pump throughout 2018.

More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Motorists begin 2018 paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2018 15:00 GMT

A survey of 1,000 UK firms carried out by RAC Business found 62% of large businesses with between 250 and 499 staff are considering phasing out their diesel vehicles, compared to just 33% among small firms with less than 10 employees. And, nearly half (47%) of businesses of any size say they are thinking about moving away from diesel.

Petrol and diesel most expensive for three years as prices go up by 2p a litre in November

Petrol and diesel most expensive for three years as prices go up by 2p a litre in November

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 00:01 GMT

New figures from RAC Fuel Watch show fuel prices are rising across the UK

Petrol price falls in October but price rises look imminent

Petrol price falls in October but price rises look imminent

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2017 00:01 GMT

New RAC Fuel Watch data points to rising prices at the forecourt

RAC Patrol of the Year rises to the MPG challenge

RAC Patrol of the Year rises to the MPG challenge

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 12:30 BST

RAC Patrol Ambassador, Chris Burgess, says he is pleased with the results of his first MPG Marathon, as he succeeded in beating the official figures for his VW Transporter T6 - while it was fully loaded.

Fuel prices rise for the third consecutive month but RAC expects a cut
RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC Patrol of the Year, Chris Burgess, will be joining the line-up of competitors for this year’s MPG Marathon, and says he’s looking forward to putting his new VW Transporter T6 through its paces.

Average price of fuel goes up by more than 2p a litre in August

Average price of fuel goes up by more than 2p a litre in August

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2017 15:03 BST

RAC Fuel Watch report for August shows the price of petrol and diesel increased by more than 2p a litre for second consecutive month. The average price of petrol now stands at 117.51p and diesel at 118.37p. Tropical Storm Harvey responsible for last minute rise in the price of petrol.