The average price of petrol in the UK has gone above £1.70 a liter for the first time, according to the latest data revealed by the motoring organization RAC.
The cost of unleaded petrol, the British term for gasoline, was reported to have reached £1.69 ($2.12) per liter on Monday, up from £1.68 recorded on Thursday last week. Meanwhile, the average diesel price edged lower on Monday to £1.8137 per liter, down from £1.8148 the day before.
According to RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams, the price of petrol soared to “another unfortunate landmark.”
“While wholesale prices may have peaked for the time being last week, they are still worryingly high, which means there’s no respite from the record-high pump prices which are so relentlessly contributing to the cost-of-living crisis,” he said.