After nine straight months of rising petrol and diesel prices on forecourts, prices remained largely unchanged during August, according to new RAC Fuel Watch data.
Prices at the pumps have risen for the ninth successive month with petrol up on average by 3.4ppl and diesel up 2.7ppl in July, according to RAC Fuel Watch.
High fuel prices could lead more drivers to switch to electric cars, according to the RAC, which has just released a review of current fuel prices in its latest Fuel Watch report.
The health of the European refined products market is steadily improving as vaccine roll-outs continue to gather pace and demand slowly returns, but plenty of hurdles remain before the industry can breathe a sigh of relief.
Low refinery runs and firm export demand have tightened European road fuel supply this winter, even as strict Covid-19 travel restrictions returned. European refineries responded to the return of Covid restrictions by slashing runs on an unprecedented level.
Fuel prices - January 2021
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