Diesel costs: ‘Depressing milestone’ reached as drivers face prices of 150p per litre


The AA reported that the common value of diesel had climbed to 150.5p on Saturday earlier than falling barely to 150.09p on Sunday. Beforehand the document excessive value was set in April 2012 at a value of 147.93p, earlier than it was shattered in October.

Petrol additionally stays static at 146.53p per litre, in addition to tremendous unleaded, which has the next common value of 156.91p per litre.

Simon Williams, RAC gasoline spokesperson, mentioned the document value would have a large impression on drivers.

He mentioned: “Gasoline costs this 12 months are setting information for all of the improper causes, with the common value of a litre of diesel hitting £1.50 a very depressing milestone. 

“The excessive costs drivers are having to endure on the pumps can also be coming at a time of rising home vitality prices.

The information, from Boiler Central, discovered that drivers are spending 14.2 % of their weekly wage on a tank of petrol.

On common, a weekly wage is £550, with a median value of a 55-litre tank coming in at a value of £77.93.

Drivers in London spend the smallest share of their weekly wage on petrol, at simply 9.6 %.

A spokesperson for Boiler Central, mentioned: “As petrol costs soar to their highest level on document within the UK, influenced by the worldwide rise in crude oil costs and former panic shopping for within the nation, it’s clear from this knowledge that some areas are worse affected than others relating to affording gasoline. 

“Whereas the fluctuations of petrol costs themselves are an vital gauge of affordability, while you take a look at the price of a tank of petrol in opposition to the common wage of every area, it’s clear that some areas are extra impacted than others relating to the monetary burden of paying for gasoline, on prime of the opposite prices of sustaining a family.

“As petrol actually runs our lives, permitting us to get to work and earn cash, drive youngsters to highschool and decide up meals and different necessities, hopes can be excessive that costs will stabilise, and grow to be extra inexpensive for households.”