Motorists concerned over soaring fuel costs
Post by Sean Davies
on 27 February 2012 in Family & Finance
Drivers across Britain are becoming increasingly concerned about the soaring cost of motoring.
Over the weekend, a Shell service station on the M6 motorway near Coventry was found to be charging 150.9p per litre of diesel – a new record in the UK. A report by the Daily Telegraph said average fuel prices in Britain were not that far behind, with motorists now shelling out 143.61p for diesel and 135.39p for petrol.
A poll on the newspaper's website found that out of 1,142 respondents, over 75 per cent said they were now paying between 141p and 150p for a litre of diesel. A separate YouGov survey of more than 5,000 adults, conducted on behalf of The Sun on Sunday, found that half of all people asked most wanted to see fuel duty cut as part of next month's budget.
FairFuelUK, which is leading a campaign for lower fuel prices, says the cost of filling up a tank is not only hurting families in Britain, but also holding back business growth.
Spokesman Peter Carroll said: "This is an absolute crisis. Enough is enough. The current fuel prices are killing the economy and stunting growth."