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Fuel Prices Explained


The RAC is committed to supporting UK motorists by campaigning on the issues that matter most. Time and again we hear that the cost of motoring is the biggest cause of concern to them and that the high price of fuel is having a significant impact on their lives.


RAC Fuel Price Monitoring

  Diesel Unleaded Super Unleaded LPG
Average PPL Fuel Price* (17th Dec) 121.90 116.02 125.68 66.34

* Prices courtesy of Experian Catalist


Two-week price forecast - diesel

        Today's Forecast

Very likely to go up - more than 4 PPL

Likely to go up - between
2 and  4 PPL

No significant movement - between  2 and  -2 PPL

Likely to come down - between -2 and - 4 PPL

Very likley to come down - more than - 4 PPL


Two-week price forecast - petrol

        Today's Forecast

Very likely to go up - more than 4 PPL

Likely to go up - between 2 and  4 PPL

No significant movement - between  2 and  -2 PPL

Likely to come down - between -2 and - 4 PPL

Very likley to come down - more than - 4 PPL

The relationship between the retail and wholesale lines on the graph are crucial. If the fuel market is operating transparently and retailers are passing on changes in the wholesale price quickly the lines should mirror one another, with the retail lines moving up or down approximately two weeks after any significant wholesale price movement up or down.



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