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Ministers must intervene to prevent ‘rip off’ petrol prices ahead of Easter getaway, AA says

Simon Williams, the fuel spokesman for the RAC said: “With oil at $70 a barrel and a weak pound, we are very likely to see an average rise in the price of petrol of three pence per litre over the next two weeks. Of course, this is the average, so some retailers may go higher.”

Yesterday afternoon, petrol prices at the Shell station in Cullompton, on the M5 were £1.29.9 per litre, while at the BP stations in Winchester, on the M3, and Northampton, on the M1, unleaded petrol cost £1.45.

Customers in Winchester called the prices “extortionate”.

Retail manager Keith Readings, 50, who was driving his Vauxhall Insignia to Suffolk said: “The prices here are extremely high.

Article source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/14/ministers-must-intervene-prevent-rip-petrol-prices-ahead-easter/

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