Fuel thefts from forecourts have shot up by nearly two-thirds this year, adding to retailers’ costs in a highly volatile market, according to the PRA.
The PRA and a leading independent retailer have refuted claims by the RAC that the continuing daily rise of the average price of petrol at the pumps is “inexplicable”.
The record high prices of fuel hit a new landmark on Thursday when the average price of petrol topped 190ppl for the first time.
A litre of unleaded broke records again when it averaged 191.05ppl on Sunday. Diesel also reached another high point on Saturday with an average price of 199.09ppl.
Retailers are being unfairly blamed for fuel prices skyrocketing and while there are reports of individual sites increasing prices excessively, this is absolutely the exception and not the rule.
A string of European urea plants restarted AdBlue production in late March, after being taken off line owing to record high natural gas prices.
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