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June - eighth month of diesel price increases

June is now the eighth month of diesel price increases!

The RAC has reported that June saw diesel prices at the pumps increase for the eighth month in a row reaching their highest price in two years. Diesel has increased an average of 2.5p per litre to £134.32.

The increase for June was promoted by an increase of 10% for oil leading to a 2p/litre jump in the wholesale cost of diesel. The cost of fuel is expected to rise, said a representative from the RAC. With a worrying deficit by the end of oil, meaning prices are only likely to increase more.

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Read the RAC Article on Fuel price increases here

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