UK petrol prices reach new record on first day of train strikes

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UK petrol prices reach new record on first day of train strikes

While it now seems the current peak in petrol prices has been reached, diesel is on course to move closer to £2 a litre — although if oil continues to trade lower this may not become a reality, said RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams.

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  • The average cost of petrol rose to 189.33 pence a litre, pushing the cost of filling a 55-litre family car above £104 ($127.40), according to the RAC motoring organization. Diesel climbed to 197.11 pence a litre, also a new high.