Drivers hit by four-month high on fuel
DRIVERS have been hit with the largest weekly increase in fuel since early January, new figures show.
The average cost of a litre of petrol and diesel rose by 1.2p last week to £1.18 and £1.20 respectively, according to data from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said the price of fuel has “sadly shot up” as a result of Storm Harvey disrupting oil refining in Texas, whereas the hike in diesel is more down to a two-dollar rise in the price of a barrel of oil over the past week.
He said: “This is bad news for motorists who have had two consecutive months of pump price rises and now face a third.
“On a more positive note, the wholesale price of unleaded dropped on Monday so this may bring some much-needed relief on the forecourt.
“This is as a result of the damage to the oil infrastructure in Texas caused by Storm Harvey proving to be less extensive than had been feared and many refineries are now coming back online.” COMPOSER Mozart kept a diary of every incident when he heard someone fart.