8p petrol rise over two weeks

The price of petrol at the pumps is now £142.9 per litre.

That is more than £8 per gallon.

The price per barrel yesterday was $96.27 and there was a suggestion of $89 for October.

The last time the price was under $90 was, I think, in 1980.

So why has the price at the pump risen 8p per litre this last couple of weeks?

Anne Wrangham

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