Fuel prices at a 4-year high as oil rock­ets

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY RUKI SAYID Con­sumer Ed­i­tor

MIL­LIONS of driv­ers face even higher prices at the pumps as oil prices soar.

Petrol and diesel has risen 4p a litre in the past month to a four-year high.

Fig­ures from the AA reveal driv­ers are pay­ing an av­er­age of £ 2 more to fill up their tanks com­pared to last month.

Oil is at $80 a barrel and on course to hit $85 by July.

It is ex­pected to top $100 by next year be­cause of un­cer­tainty in Iran and Saudi Ara­bia, ac­cord­ing to UK an­a­lysts IHS Markit.

That could take un­leaded to an all-time high of 142p a litre and diesel to 148p.

The AA’s Ed­mund King said: “Nearly two in five driv­ers are al­ready cut­ting back on car use, non-fuel spend­ing or both.”

PRICEY Pump prices rising

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