UK fuel prices reach highest in eight years - 10 things you said

Fuel prices have reached an eight-year high in parts of the UK with warnings that further rises could be on the way.

Thursday, 5th August 2021, 5:28 pm
Updated Friday, 6th August 2021, 10:39 am

Motorists have been hit by nine straight months of rises at the pumps, with July bringing another 3.4p increase on the price of petrol and 2.7p on diesel.

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Drivers face ‘relentless’ fuel price rises as petrol hits 8-year high

Here's what readers had to say about the issue on our Facebook page.

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Erica Gleissner: "I work next to a petrol station and every fortnight the petrol went up a penny. Been going on for the best part of five months."

Ian Wallace: "If they allowed more production then the price would fall. It’s kept artificially high to make more profit."

Mark Gavin Monk: "I wonder if all the farmers who ground the country to a halt in 2000 when it hit 83.9p (unleaded) will be out protesting?"

Warwick Williams: "Other countries would be blockading tankers and protesting, here we’re told to drive economically."

Ron Johnson: "Remove some of the rip-off tax."

Mark Greenall: "Designed idea to make petrol/diesel cars uneconomical so less cars are in the road."

Rebecca Lynch: "Boycott them period! But as a nation, we don’t have it in us to band together to make change."

Michael Bonham Carter: "If you read what OPEC are doing then this is totally expected. They cut production to raise the prices."

Kevin Chessman: "Get on your bike."

Julian Green: "The oil companies are recovering the revenue they lost during the past two years. Greedy."

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