Brit stuck in two-hour queue for supermarket due to petrol chaos

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Drivers are expected to see petrol prices hit their highest ever levels if they continue to rise. The latest Experian Catalist data has the price listed at an average of 141.79p per litre of unleaded and 144.8p for diesel.

This falls just short of the highest ever levels of fuel that were set in April 2012.

At that time, the average cost for a litre of petrol was 142p and 148p for a litre of diesel.

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has predicted that these levels would be surpassed by the end of October.

Many have pointed to the global price of oil, which has hit a three year high of $85 (£61) for a barrel of Brent crude this week.

Joe, the owner of a petrol station in Stockport, said he hoped the Chancellor Rishi Sunak would consider cutting fuel duties to get the prices down.

He said: “It’s the worldwide price, it’s once OPEC turns the taps on because it’s as simple as supply and demand.

“The worldwide price is just going up and up and up.

“The prices are going up by the week, by the day almost, we’ve got to look at adding a penny or two and keep our margins where they need to be.

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“I think consumers appreciate that we’re not robbing them, it’s the price of everything going up.

“The average price is 141.79p (per litre), we are just a bit higher than that, so everyone’s in the same boat.

“Customers understand and they may not like it, but they understand that the price of everything is going up.

 “It would be lovely to see fuel duties coming down, but I think we can assume that’s not going to happen.

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