Price of diesel in UK ‘highway robbery’
Motorists in the UK are paying almost 40p more for a litre of diesel than their European counterparts.
Politicians and motoring organisations have called for greater transparency in pricing and fuel duty, especially for rural dwellers in the north and north-east who often have no other option than to go by road.
New figures show the wholesale price of diesel in the UK is 58.2p a litre but this jumps to an average of 139.4p at the pumps – almost 40p more than drivers in Luxembourg have to pay.
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