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Petrol Hits $9 A Gallon In UK

Posted By admin On April 9, 2010 @ 4:13 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

By Louise Barnett
UK Daily Express [1]
April 9, 2010

THE £6 gallon arrived at Britain’s petrol pumps yesterday as motorists ­continue to be hammered by Labour. 

Unleaded hit an average of 119.9p a litre for the first time ever, breaking the previous July 2008 record of 119.7p. 

But some forecourts are already charging 131.9p a litre – just a penny short of the £6 gallon. 

“This is a dark day for Britain’s hard-pressed motorists,” said the RAC. And there is worse to come, warned experts last night. 

A ­perfect storm of rising wholesale costs, the weak pound and more Government tax hikes will propel fuel costs even higher. Drivers were warned to brace themselves for a 5p-a-litre surge in the next three months, pushing unleaded prices to a 125p a litre average by the summer holidays. 

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