British drivers suffered record monthly rises in gasoline prices


British drivers suffered a record monthly rise in gasoline prices in June, said Automotive Group RAC.

According to data analysis of RAC fuel, the average cost of 1 liter of gasoline in June increased by 16.59p from 174.8p to 191.4p, adding more than £ 9 to the filling cost of a typical 55-liter family petrol car. clock.

This broke the previous 11p record set in March and was the highest monthly increase in the record dating back to 2000.

Average diesel prices rose 15.6p per liter to 199.1p at the end of the month.

According to RAC, the weekly wholesale costs paid by retailers have fallen for the fifth straight week, with record increases.

Simon Williams, the organization’s fuel spokesman, said: It was only June, when retailers paid less to buy fuel, but gasoline prices didn’t rise.

“There is no doubt that drivers are making incredible raw transactions on pumps when the cost of living crisis is felt more serious than ever.”

RAC urged retailers to lower prices to reflect lower wholesale costs, and urged the government to help by temporarily reducing fuel taxes or lowering fuel VAT.

Williams said: Perhaps it has to do with the fact that it has benefited significantly from the increased VAT revenues caused by high prices. “

“We need to go beyond vague words and instead implement a clear package of financial support to show that they are on the driver’s side,” he said.

Fuel protest

Rising fuel prices have triggered protests this week. On Monday, dozens of activists demanding fuel tax cuts targeted the South Wales and Somerset M4 and the extension of the M5 from Devon to Bristol, with slow obstacles rolling during the morning rush hour. , 12 people were arrested.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has called on police to use new powers, including imprisonment, to thwart fuel protesters who cause traffic congestion on major roads.

The main opposition Labor Party has accused the Conservative government of “there is no answer to the barbaric price increases faced by those working during the cost of living crisis.”

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Louise Haigh called on the government to “act urgently, work to make money for petrol giants, and ensure that retailers pass fuel tax cuts to consumers.”

PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan

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