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The average price of diesel is “perilously close” to £2 per litre, motorists have been warned.

By Tom Scargill
Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 9:29 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 9:31 am

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said wholesale costs mean pump prices are “on course” to move closer to the milestone.

Figures from data firm Experian show the average price of a litre of diesel at UK forecourts reached a new high of 197.1p on Tuesday.

The average price of petrol was a record 189.3p per litre, which the AA branded “a disgrace”. Twelve months ago the prices were 133.5p for diesel and 131.1p for petrol.

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The Competition and Markets Authority announced last week that it will carry out a “short and focused review” of fuel prices after a request by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.

Car use increased on Tuesday as 80 per cent of strike-hit train services were cancelled.

Mr Williams said the price of diesel is “perilously close to the £2-a-litre milestone”.

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