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UK petrol and diesel prices: latest fuel costs explained
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UK petrol and diesel prices: latest fuel costs explained

Petrol prices have risen on average by 8 pence since the start of 2024. We explain why fuel prices are going up again
4 Apr 2024
Continual rises in fuel prices causing “misery at the pumps”
High fuel prices.
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Continual rises in fuel prices causing “misery at the pumps”

New RAC and CMA data shows rises in fuel prices and retailer margins since the beginning of the year
4 Apr 2024
UK petrol prices take biggest jump in five months as regional inequality grows
Petrol and diesel prices
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UK petrol prices take biggest jump in five months as regional inequality grows

The rising cost of oil pushes up fuel prices, but there are big regional differences in the cost of filling up
5 Mar 2024
How high are UK petrol prices compared to the rest of Europe?
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How high are UK petrol prices compared to the rest of Europe?

The latest figures show how the high fuel tax take of twenty years ago has reduced over two decades
26 Jan 2024
Live local fuel prices coming to your sat-nav or smartphone
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Live local fuel prices coming to your sat-nav or smartphone

The Government is consulting on compulsory fuel price ‘live updates’, making it easy for drivers to shop for the cheapest fuel
16 Jan 2024
“Reports of the death of the internal combustion engine are wildly exaggerated”
Opinion - combustion engines
Opinion

“Reports of the death of the internal combustion engine are wildly exaggerated”

Andy Palmer thinks that the internal combustion engine, in partnership with e-fuels, still has a big role to play if the application is right
12 Jan 2024
Fat supermarket fuel price margins gobble up driver savings
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Fat supermarket fuel price margins gobble up driver savings

Supermarkets hold drivers over a barrel, but independent garages show the way with lower prices
5 Jan 2024

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Watchdog to bite back at UK’s rip-off fuel prices
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Watchdog to bite back at UK’s rip-off fuel prices

Competitions and Markets Authority gets powers to shine the spotlight on profiteering fuel station operators
15 Nov 2023
Forecourt fuel theft surges by 77 per cent, latest figures suggest
Fuel station
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Forecourt fuel theft surges by 77 per cent, latest figures suggest

The DVLA reveals a massive spike in requests for vehicle keeper data, as filling stations battle ‘bilking’
7 Nov 2023
Petrol and diesel prices soar as oil price nudges $100 a barrel
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Petrol and diesel prices soar as oil price nudges $100 a barrel

Filling station profit margins in the spotlight again, as OPEC production cuts force the price of fuel up in September
4 Oct 2023
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Cheap motorway fuel plans being blocked by red tape
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Cheap motorway fuel plans being blocked by red tape

As government calls for greater fuel price transparency, a ‘frustrating’ approach from National Highways costs drivers 12p a litre at motorway service…
19 Jul 2023
UK fuel duty freeze and increased pothole investment announced in 2023 Spring Budget
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UK fuel duty freeze and increased pothole investment announced in 2023 Spring Budget

Chancellor freezes fuel duty once again and maintains 5p cut for another 12 months; extra £200m for pothole repairs
15 Mar 2023
What is hypermiling and how do you do it?
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What is hypermiling and how do you do it?

Hypermiling helps you get the most from every last drop of fuel to maximise MPG. We explain how it works, and how it can save you money…
9 Jun 2022
What are carbon credits, and what do they mean for the car industry?
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What are carbon credits, and what do they mean for the car industry?

Carbon credits don’t directly impact car buyers, but they’re very important assets for car companies to consider and they’ll shape the future of the i…
8 Jun 2022
What are alternative fuel vehicles?
Fuel pump
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What are alternative fuel vehicles?

We explore the types of ‘alternative fuels’ used to power cars including hydrogen fuel cells, LPG, CNG, electricity and others
22 Mar 2022
“I can confirm the £10 gallon of fuel has arrived”
Mike Rutherford opinion
Opinion

“I can confirm the £10 gallon of fuel has arrived”

Mike Rutherford is sad to report the first sighting of premium petrol at 222.9p in the UK. The £10 gallon is upon us.
16 Mar 2022
'Boycott greedy fuel retailers whose gallons cost £8 or more'
Mike Rutherford opinion
Opinion

'Boycott greedy fuel retailers whose gallons cost £8 or more'

Mike Rutherford thinks current fuel prices are ripping-off the British motorist
5 Dec 2021
What are synthetic fuels? efuels explained
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What are synthetic fuels? efuels explained

Combustion engines could be viable in a fossil-fuel-free future thanks to new synthetic fuel tech. We explain how...
10 Sep 2021
Fuel cards explained
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Fuel cards explained

All the details on fuel cards and how to use them
8 Sep 2021
Is it worth paying more for premium diesel or petrol?
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Is it worth paying more for premium diesel or petrol?

Advice on whether adding high octane super unleaded petrol or super diesel to your tank is worth the extra cost
16 Dec 2020