British motorists remain worst off at pumps still

May 24, 2014

Drivers in the UK are still paying up to 43p per litre more than European drivers for fuel according to the Post Office Travel Money annual report into motoring. Even drivers in France are paying 29p a litre less for their diesel compared to Britain. The RAC is asking the fuel industry to explain to motorists why the retail price is so much greater than the wholesale price with a significant difference on a typical tank full generating an extra £1.92 on a 55litre fill up. One reason it appears is the popularity and demand for diesel means UK refineries are not geared for sufficient production, requiring the fuel to be imported from Russia and other countries


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