Sunday February 23, 2020

Pressure at the pumps

Things aren't getting any easier for hard-pressed motorists, as fuel prices and taxes continue to mount, writes Emma Kennedy.

25th August, 2012
'Petrol and diesel prices have been rising relentlessly week after week'. Photo: Bloomberg

Motorists and commuters are facing higher fuel costs, with hikes in prices at the pumps putting more and more pressure on already cash-strapped households.

According to figures from fuel cost comparison website, the average cost of a litre of petrol nationwide is now just shy of €1.70. A litre of diesel is 10 cent cheaper.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that petrol prices have jumped by 7.2 per cent in the last...

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