Petrol prices at the pumps rose for the sixth consecutive month, according to the latest Fuel Watch figures.
Weekly fuel sales have surged as Covid-19 restrictions have been eased across GB and the highest daily total has been recorded since September.
Suggestions that oil prices could rise to $100 a barrel because of a post-virus surge in demand have been dismissed as unlikely by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI).
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
After three consecutive months of rising costs at the pumps, the average price of both petrol and diesel stayed the same in September, according to analysis by RAC Fuel Watch.
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