‘Good times’ for motorists to end as petrol price rises

Motorists have been warned that the period of lower fuel prices is over. Picture: PA

Motorists have been warned that the period of lower fuel prices is over. Picture: PA

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Motorists have been warned that the period of lower fuel prices is over after the cost of petrol rose last month for the first time since July 2015.

Experts said the 3.4p per litre rise in average pump prices to 105p was a result of oil reaching $40 a barrel for the first time since early December. The report by the RAC foun around £1.84 was added to the cost of filling up an average 55-litre car with unleaded.

Diesel forecourt prices increased by 3.7ppl to 105p despite the wholesale price only rising by 1.5p, according to the motoring organisation’s analysis.

Simon Williams, the firm’s fuel spokesman, said: “The good times for motorists enjoying lower fuel prices had to come to an end at some point, but unfortunately it’s happened with a bit more of a bump.”

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