Gasoline prices have hit a new record high as oil prices soar due to the ongoing chaos in Ukraine.
The average cost of a liter of petrol at UK petrol stations rose to 152.20p yesterday and the price of diesel also rose to 155.23p.
Meanwhile, the price of Brent crude hit a 10-year high of £90 a barrel on Thursday amid concerns over security of supply.
The RAC Motoring Group predicts prices for drivers could continue to rise to a staggering 1.70p a liter War Wages in Eastern Europe.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said UK fuel prices were being driven by the cost of oil and the US dollar-pound exchange rate.
This means that “further price increases are unavoidable in the coming days and weeks”.
Mr Williams said: “As this period of record pricing could continue for some time, drivers may need to take action to keep their costs under control.
“Reducing driving may be an option for some, but those who rely on their car will have to try to buy their fuel at the best possible price and then drive as economically as possible.”
The Sun shared tips on how to control your fuel consumption and keep your bills down.
The harder you step on the accelerator, the more fuel you’ll have to pay for, so it’s worth slowing down.
Smooth acceleration and braking uses less fuel.
The best way to get the most out of your gas tank is to drive at the lowest speed and highest gear possible.
The balance between top gear and lowest speed is different for each car, but generally cars want to go around 85 km/h to get the most fuel economy.
So shift up earlier than usual, but try not to overload the engine.
You can use sites like PetrolPrices.com to search for gas stations near you before you head out to see who has the best rates and cheapest options – you can do 20 free searches.
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