MSE News: Drivers sees biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years

Motorists suffered the biggest monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the pumps in May, new data from the RAC reveals...
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  • redux
    redux Posts: 22,976 Forumite
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    The top of your article has a faked photograph of thick dark fumes coming out of an exhaust.

    Why?
  • PasturesNew
    PasturesNew Posts: 70,698 Forumite
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    That's all right. When we can't afford it any more we won't go to work and the country will grind to a halt. Then see prices fall!
  • tastyhog
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    That's all right. When we can't afford it any more we won't go to work and the country will grind to a halt. Then see prices fall!

    yes, because even a quid increase on a gallon that you can do 40 - 70 miles on is unaffordable.

    you're talking 1 - 2p extra per mile even if it were to increase by 25 a litre
  • motorguy
    motorguy Posts: 22,473 Forumite
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    I paid 134.9p per litre for BP ultimate super unleaded at the weekend. Definitely has went up in price. :(
  • jeanmd
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    motorguy wrote: »
    I paid 134.9p per litre for BP ultimate super unleaded at the weekend. Definitely has went up in price. :(

    I paid £142.9 for premium diesel at a Tesco (Esso)forecourt in Leeds last Friday. I'd just done a long run and needed a top up to get me home so just put a tenner in. :(
    £2021 in 2021 no.17 £1,093.20/£2021
  • molerat
    molerat Posts: 31,818 Forumite
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    MSE News: Drivers sees biggest increase in petrol prices in at least 18 years

    Is basic English no longer a requirement for journalism ?
  • Head_The_Ball
    Head_The_Ball Posts: 4,067 Forumite
    edited 5 June 2018 at 2:01PM
    molerat wrote: »

    Is basic English no longer a requirement for journalism ?

    It doesn't appear to be a requirement for posters either. :D
    I paid 134.9p per litre for BP ultimate super unleaded at the weekend. Definitely has went up in price. :(


    We are all at risk of making basic language errors. I've probably posted worse myself.
  • DavidFx
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    It is not the biggest rise - it is the second biggest rise as explained in the article
    " This is the second biggest rise since the start of 2000 – when the RAC started recording the data – but still some way behind the 8.43p increase seen in May 2008 (120.83p to 129.26p)"
  • PasturesNew
    PasturesNew Posts: 70,698 Forumite
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    tastyhog wrote: »
    yes, because even a quid increase on a gallon that you can do 40 - 70 miles on is unaffordable.

    you're talking 1 - 2p extra per mile even if it were to increase by 25 a litre

    Older cars will be closer to 40mpg .... £1/gallon if you're driving 20 miles each way to and from work is £1/day extra. It all adds up, especially if you took a job, say, 40 miles from home as you lost the last one and this was the job you got soonest and you have bills to pay and this job pays 75% what the last one did - that's an extra £2/day, or £45/month.
  • jeanmd
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    :mad: I go to America in about four weeks and will be paying roughly the same for a gallon of fuel as I pay for a litre over here and they complain about the price.
    £2021 in 2021 no.17 £1,093.20/£2021
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