Afte flying r back to Manchester Airport last week from Turkey...l had to fuel the car up to return to home £159.9 for unleaded
Last time fuel prices where nearly as high as today's prices was back in 2008/2009 yip the last recession
Crude is up, but only around 90 by my last check on bloomberg, even when it was 150 a barrel it wasnt £1.60 a litre, was around £1.30-£1.35 average, so how they can justify this, but there are other variables, lorry drivers, brexit, numerous things that interact with prices, but coupled with congestion & ulez charges, its becoming very difficult to justify driving a damn car & how they expect people to find the money to buy electric cars & with so low numbers of charging points, its a very bad plan imho.
Fuel price increases are the last thing you need to be concerned about at the moment, fuel cost has always been an ever-increasing fact of life.
There are some much bigger and more worrying increases in the pipeline very soon, best make the best of things now, it's going to get a lot worse folks.
Just for convenience, as I only put Shell in my cars, I decided to detour to one in central Birmingham as I had to pick someone up. £1.519 p/l up on the sign with a few cars in the queue, I decided to drive past it instead. Went to the Shell near my workplace 5 miles away, £1.439 p/l. How can they even justify the price difference for the same fuel 5 miles apart?