9 Jun 2022

Cost of filling family car hits £100

A grim milestone for drivers has seen the cost of filling a family car with petrol hit £100 as prices continue to escalate at the pumps.

With steeply rising fuel prices, partly due to the war in Ukraine and Europe’s desire to move away from Russian-supplied oil, the average cost of filling a 55-litre tank with petrol stands at £100.27, while diesel users will pay £103.43.

The government had introduced a 5p fuel duty cut in March, but that appears to be a drop in the ocean as prices temporarily dipped before rising sharply thereafter.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams told the BBC: “While fuel prices have been setting new records on a daily basis, households up and down the country may never have expected to see the cost of filling an average-sized family car reach three figures.”

With accusations of fuel retailers failing to pass on the cut in fuel duty that was initiated by the government, they have responded by insisting their margins are under huge pressure.

With no end in sight to spiralling costs, many motorists are looking at ways of cutting their usage in order to temper rising travel costs.

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