UK petrol prices hit all-time highs as price of oil more than doubles in a year
The price of petrol in the UK has hit a record high, peaking at an average of 142.94p a litre on the back of continued oil price rises. Motoring group the RAC says data from Sunday (24 October) shows that average prices are now at their highest level ever recorded, surpassing the previous high of 142.48p a litre notched up in April 2012.
25 October 2021
28 Asda convenience stores to open at petrol stations across the UK - here's the full list
Supermarket giant ASDA is set to open some 28 convenience stores at various petrol station locations across the UK later this year. It has already opened five of these stores as part of a trial run.
7 September 2021
New greener petrol being introduced across Britain by 1 September – but 600,000 vehicles are incompatible and it could push up costs
E10, a greener type of unleaded fuel, is being rolled out across forecourts in England, Scotland and Wales this summer.
17 August 2021
Petrol prices hit highest level since 2013, says the AA – here's how to cut costs
Petrol prices have hit their highest level since October 2013, according to motoring firm the AA.
16 July 2021
Morrisons starts charging for air at petrol stations
Morrisons has scrapped a scheme which offered customers free air for their tyres when they spent £15 or more on fuel
10 July 2019
First Utility renamed Shell Energy – here's what you need to know
Energy and broadband supplier First Utility has been renamed Shell Energy, a year after it was bought by Shell
25 March 2019
Fuel duty frozen for ninth year
Fuel duty is to be frozen for the ninth year in a row, the Prime Minister will announce today
3 October 2018
Drivers see biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years
Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years
5 June 2018
Asda HALTS trial of temporary £99 'pay at the pump' charge at petrol stations
Asda has suspended a new £99 pre-authorisation hold on the cards of customers who pay for fuel at the pump
9 May 2018
Household bills rising slower than inflation, MSE Bills Tracker shows
Household bills are rising slower than inflation, but don't rest on your laurels as you could still make big savings
23 February 2018
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