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Diesel and petrol prices start to fall

Diesel and petrol prices start to fall

Prices are starting to fall at the pumps as Brent oil prices fall back from the year highs of $91/barrel in mid-April to $77/barrel. This will be welcome news for motorists across the UK who will undoubtedly look to travel as the weather improves. At the start of May...

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Diesel and petrol prices start to fall

Is your local petrol station selling diesel below unleaded?

Drivers across the UK are familiar with diesel being sold for a higher price per litre than unleaded petrol. Currently, the average diesel per litre price is just below £1.57, while unleaded retails on average at £1.49. However, some stations are bucking the trend and...

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BBC Panorama Highlights Further Smart Motorway Safety Concerns

BBC Panorama Highlights Further Smart Motorway Safety Concerns

BBC Panorama has discovered that the technology behind England's smart motorway network regularly stops working. In a recent TV episode, Panorama detailed information that showed hundreds of incidents when crucial safety equipment was out of action.What is a Smart...

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Pump prices rise 4 pence in a month

Pump prices rise 4 pence in a month

If you have been to a petrol station recently, you may have noticed prices have been increasing once again. Crude oil, from which unleaded and diesel are refined, had been increasing in price from mid to late March and has continued this trend into April. Brent Crude...

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UK Fuel Prices: 6th March 2024

UK Fuel Prices: 6th March 2024

Last week, the average UK price of unleaded petrol reached just over £1.45 for the first time since 6th December 2023. This is a 3.4% increase from a month ago. The year-to-date low point was in the middle of January when prices dipped below the £1.39 mark but have...

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Paris Voters Back Large Increase in SUV Parking Fees

Paris Voters Back Large Increase in SUV Parking Fees

On Sunday, 4th February, voters in Paris voters backed a proposal from the city's socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, to triple parking charges on SUV-style cars. Parisians voted 54.5% in favour of charging cars weighing 1.6 metric tons or more €18 (£15) per hour for...

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Asda Fuel Forecourts Go Cashless and Unstaffed

Asda Fuel Forecourts Go Cashless and Unstaffed

The supermarket chain Asda recently went cashless and closed staffed kiosks at 14 of its fuel forecourts attached to nearby superstores. The company announced that this change will be rolled out to a further 68 locations by this summer. A spokesperson added that out...

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Is it worth paying more for premium diesel or petrol?

Is it worth paying more for premium diesel or petrol?

SponsoredChoosing premium fuel will likely cost you more at the pump than standard fuel, but there can be some benefits to using it. In this article, we will cover the various performance and efficiency benefits premium fuel can provide – and its potential drawbacks....

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2023 Fuel Prices: Unleaded fell to a year low in December.

2023 Fuel Prices: Unleaded fell to a year low in December.

December 2023 saw unleaded prices drop to their lowest point of the year, dipping just below a daily average of £1.40 per litre. Diesel drivers also benefited from lower pricing as prices fell from a daily average of £1.54 to £1.49 during the month. However, this was...

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Greater Manchester Drops Plan for a Clean Air Charging Zone

Greater Manchester Drops Plan for a Clean Air Charging Zone

Greater Manchester has backed away from charging drivers of more polluting vehicles for entering the city. A Clean Air Zone was due to come into effect across Greater Manchester in May 2022 but was pulled in February 2022 for a review following a public backlash. Work...

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November 2023 fuel price summary

November 2023 fuel price summary

November saw unleaded and diesel prices fall. November opened with the average unleaded price of just under £1.54 and finished with prices at just over £1.46, a reduction of 7-8ppl. Based on a 60 litre fill, this is a reduction of £4.80 a tank. These prices are also...

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Illegal MOTs could make drivers vulnerable

Illegal MOTs could make drivers vulnerable

The government is cracking down on fraudulent garages that carry out illegal MOTs – these culprits are not just committing fraud, they are endangering the public by putting unsafe vehicles back on the roads. Total counts of MOT Fraud reached 1,324 last year,...

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What makes up the price of fuel?

What makes up the price of fuel?

Unleaded is produced from crude oil, and as global crude oil prices fluctuate, this impacts the pump price. However, the unleaded product's cost only makes up 36% of the price you pay at the pump. So, where do the extra costs come from?Maybe unsurprisingly, it's tax....

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Petrol and Diesel Pricing Trends in October

Petrol and Diesel Pricing Trends in October

Back in March 2023, diesel prices were over 20 pence per litre (ppl) more than unleaded. Prices for diesel fell sharply in May. This was just before the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) released its findings following an investigation into the retail fuel...

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Data Shows Nearly Half of Speed Cameras are Not Working

Data Shows Nearly Half of Speed Cameras are Not Working

New data has revealed that almost half of speed cameras across England and Wales are not in operation. The road safety technology company Road Angel made a freedom of information (FOI) request to analyse how many fixed-speed cameras are inactive in each region of...

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