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UK: CMA study shows fuel retailers are profiting as prices rise
The organisation says most price increases are down to "global factors" but some retailers are also raising margins.
19 May 2023
UK average petrol price drops below 145p per litre for first time in 18 months
Last time a litre of unleaded was this cheap was in November 2021.
18 May 2023
UK diesel prices remain above petrol despite wholesale price parity
RAC says retailers are buying petrol and diesel for roughly the same amount, but selling diesel for far more.
29 March 2023
UK: Diesel drivers being overcharged at the pumps, RAC claims
That's despite the fact average prices for both fuels fell in February.
06 March 2023
UK fuel prices fall for third consecutive month but cuts may be ending
Petrol and diesel prices were down again in January, but the RAC reckons we could soon be in for price hikes.
06 February 2023
UK fuel prices tumbled in late 2022, but should they have fallen faster?
The RAC reckons so.
30 January 2023
UK fuel prices fell by 9p per litre in December
But the RAC says prices should be lower still.
10 January 2023
RAC accuses petrol retailers of overcharging in run-up to Christmas
The RAC says fuel prices will be at record Christmas levels over the coming weeks.
23 December 2022
UK: Competition authority confirms further investigation of petrol station margins
The Competition and Markets Authority says fuel margins have increased in 2022 but can't yet ascertain why.
12 December 2022
UK: Average petrol prices down by almost 7p per litre in September
But the RAC says retailers have increased their margins by around 10p per litre as oil prices tumble.
07 October 2022
UK fuel prices in slow decline despite rapid drop in wholesale cost
RAC says retailers are only dropping forecourt prices slowly as oil prices plummet.
04 August 2022
UK offers some of the lowest fuel tax cuts in Europe amid price hikes
RAC claims drivers abroad are paying considerably less for fuel.
02 August 2022
UK drivers spent more than £1bn extra on fuel in last 12 months
Fuel prices have shot up over the past year.
27 July 2022
More than half of UK drivers see low fuel costs as key benefit of EVs
But more than a fifth reckon there's no upside to life with an EV.
30 June 2022
CMA to check whether UK fuel duty cut is being passed on
The government fears petrol stations may have pocketed the 5p-per-litre cut in fuel duty.
16 June 2022
UK diesel prices hit record high despite reduction in fuel duty
Drivers are now paying an average of more than £1.80 a litre for diesel.
20 May 2022
UK fuel prices finally fall in April, but not by much
Minor reductions signal respite constant price hikes... For now.
09 May 2022
UK: Study shows Fuel Duty cuts made "no difference" to most motorists
A survey suggests drivers have not felt the benefit of Sunak's 5p cut in Fuel Duty.
21 April 2022
UK: Chancellor receives mixed response to fuel duty cut
RAC says the cut is "welcome" but amounts to a "drop in the ocean".
01 April 2022
UK government urged to consider fuel duty cut amid rocketing prices
The RAC Foundation says a reduction would help households through a difficult period.
17 March 2022
Fuel prices hit all-time high despite RAC calls for minimal hikes
Although the RAC has urged petrol stations to keep margins reasonable, high oil prices are causing the cost of fuel to increase.
17 February 2022
Drivers are 'less interested' in fuel economy despite pump prices
Online car supermarket BuyaCar.co.uk says drivers are less likely to filter searches by fuel economy.
09 February 2022
Fuel costs rise again but RAC says drivers are getting a better deal
RAC claims fuel retailers are making less profit than at the end of 2021, despite increasing prices.
07 February 2022
UK fuel prices finally fall, but RAC accuses retailers of 'not playing fair'
RAC says a typical tank of petrol costs an average of £6 more than it should.
07 January 2022
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