Petrol sales fall despite price dip

Sales of petrol dropped this summer despite its prices falling during the period, figures have shown.

A report by the Department of Energy and Climate Change found that sales of the fuel saw a year-on-year decline of 3.4% in July-September.

Findings revealed that while petrol sales at independent retailers rose by 0.9%, supermarkets saw the highest fall in trade at 9.5%.

The fall in sales came despite a slump in UK petrol prices, with average rates dropping from 118.27p a litre to 115.88 between July and September.

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