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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

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 prices reach three-and-a-half-year high and worst still to come

Fuel prices reach three-and-a-half-year high and worst still to come

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2018 12:34 BST

More fuel price rises could be on the horizon as the barrel price could rise to $100 again – a price last seen in August 2014.

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

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

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

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

Unleaded price set to overtake diesel for the first time in over a year as US demand rockets

Unleaded price set to overtake diesel for the first time in over a year as US demand rockets

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2017 10:21 BST

US demand for petrol following Storm Harvey is pushing up wholesale prices of unleaded which will see unleaded increase by up to 4p at UK forecourts.

June sees forecourt fuel fall by 2p a litre for second month in a row

June sees forecourt fuel fall by 2p a litre for second month in a row

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 09:00 BST

​Fuel prices have fallen by 2p a litre for the second month in a row, data from the latest RAC Fuel Watch report reveals.

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2017 11:34 BST

​The RAC is calling on retailers to cut the price of fuel after a sudden drop in the price of oil has brought wholesale costs down

March sees welcome relief at the pumps as fuel drops by 2.5p a litre

March sees welcome relief at the pumps as fuel drops by 2.5p a litre

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2017 08:51 BST

Figures from RAC Fuel Watch show the biggest fall in diesel prices since January 2016

Fuel £11 more expensive than a year ago, but prices stabilise in February

Fuel £11 more expensive than a year ago, but prices stabilise in February

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2017 00:01 GMT

​After two months of rises at the pumps, the price of petrol and diesel stabilised in February, according to RAC Fuel Watch data

Fuel rises 2p a litre in January to highest for more than two years

Fuel rises 2p a litre in January to highest for more than two years

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2017 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch data shows a rise in pump prices, but are motorists in line for a price cut in February?

Petrol and diesel prices rise and are at highest for 18 months

Petrol and diesel prices rise and are at highest for 18 months

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2017 00:01 GMT

Petrol and diesel prices rose by around 3p a litre in December taking them to their highest average prices since July 2015, new data from RAC Fuel Watch shows

Petrol and diesel prices down in November but rises on the cards

Petrol and diesel prices down in November but rises on the cards

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC warns motorists to expect fuel price rises in December, but the outlook for 2017 is much less certain

RAC calls for urgent pump price cut as wholesale costs fall

RAC calls for urgent pump price cut as wholesale costs fall

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC's calls for a cut in the price of fuel at the pumps, as wholesale fuel costs fall

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The price of petrol rose more in October than at any time since February 2013, with diesel rising at the fastest rate since May 2008, data from the RAC’s latest Fuel Watch report shows.

Fuel prices edge up in August despite early supermarket cut

Fuel prices edge up in August despite early supermarket cut

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2016 00:01 BST

Petrol climbs slightly; diesel ends month close to a 2016 high