Driv­ers los­ing out on petrol

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

DRIV­ERS lost out as fuel re­tail­ers re­fused to cut petrol prices last month de­spite a drop in whole­sale costs, a mo­tor­ing firm has claimed.

RAC Fuel Watch data shows that there was a 3.5p per litre drop in the whole­sale prices dur­ing the month, yet petrol started and fin­ished the month at 130.6p per litre.

This means the aver­age cost of fill­ing a 55-litre fam­ily car with petrol has stayed at £71.83 when it would have been nearly £2 cheaper if re­tail­ers had re­flected the lower whole­sale prices on fore­courts, ac­cord­ing to the re­search.

RAC fuel spokesper­son Si­mon Wil­liams said: “Every mo­torist driv­ing a petrol car should feel ag­grieved that the price of a litre stayed the same in Oc­to­ber when it should have fallen by more than 3p.”

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