Category: petrol

Cost of Fuel for Australians Rises to $100 a Week

Cash-strapped Australians filling up at the fuel pump paid an extra $5 (US$3.50) a week over the course of the past three months, according to new figures. The Australian Automobile Association’s latest Transport Affordability Index, released on Sunday, shows average weekly fuel costs across the nation rose to $100.39 in the June quarter. Typical weekly…


Sri Lanka and the Start of a Starvation Pandemic

Commentary Poor governmental decisions in many countries are leading to mass starvation–and public retaliation against their governments. Sri Lanka’s current dire problems—in which popular street action has thrown out, first, a sitting prime minister, then his replacement, and then the sitting president—seem likely to be a precursor to similar actions elsewhere in the world. And…


UK Drivers Hit by Record Monthly Rise in Petrol Prices

British drivers were hit by a record monthly rise in petrol prices in June, motoring group RAC said. The average cost of a litre of petrol rose by 16.59 pence in June, from 174.8 pence to 191.4 pence, adding more than £9 to the cost of filling a typical 55-litre family petrol car, according to…


Britain’s Petrol and Diesel Prices Reach New Record Highs

Britain’s petrol and diesel prices have reached record highs, according to new figures. Statistics from data firm Experian Catalist show the average cost of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts on Tuesday was 167.6 pence. The previous record of 167.3p was set on March 22, the day before a 5 pence cut in fuel…


Gasoline Prices Taper Off, Could Rise Again

Many areas are reporting marginally lower gas prices or flat gas prices over the weekend, following a stratospheric rise in fuel costs resulting from long-developing trends in the oil industry and the impacts of the Russo-Ukrainian war on the global fuel supply. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Enquirer reported that gas was down one cent per gallon…


South Australian Premier to Make Real-Time Petrol Pricing Permanent

South Australian (SA) Premier Steven Marshall has promised to help the state’s motorists find the cheapest fuel at any given time by making the already operating real-time fuel pricing scheme permanent. According to Marshall, the scheme, which is at the end of the first year of a two-year trial, has enabled motorists to save hundreds of…


Fears Australian Petrol Prices Will Remain Sky High

One of Australia’s top insurance companies has warned petrol prices may remain at unprecedented levels throughout the duration of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury said many Australians could expect to pay staggeringly high prices of more than $2 per litre (US$5.51 per gallon) when at the pump. “In Australia, most capital cities…


UK Fuel Prices Reach Record High With Petrol at £1.49 per Litre

British motorists have been hit by fuel prices reaching record highs. The average price of a litre of petrol and diesel at UK forecourts on Sunday was 149p and 153p respectively, according to RAC figures. This means the cost of filling up a typical 55-litre family petrol car is £82, while diesel models cost £84….


UK Petrol Prices Shoot up to Record Highs

Prices at the petrol pumps in Britain reached an all-time high over the weekend, while diesel is still a little short of its previous record, new data shows. The average UK price of petrol hit 142.94 pence a litre on Sunday Oct. 24, beating the former record, set in April 2012, by 0.46p. Meanwhile, diesel…


British Drivers Warned Fuel Prices Could Reach Record Levels

Drivers are being warned that fuel prices could reach record levels even if the current crisis ends. The RAC said average prices may hit 143p per litre ($7.30 per gallon) for petrol and 145p per litre ($7.40 per gallon) for diesel in the next few weeks. That is up from the current level of 135p…