The price of petrol at the pumps is back at near-record levels, acording to the AA who publish the monthly figures.
The government is being urged to cut the amount of fuel duty. Independent retailers say they are being crippled by small profit margins.
The Shell Eco-Marathon challenges teams to build a car that can go long distances on very little fuel.
A teenager who drove off with the filling station owner clinging to the bonnet of a car has been jailed for 11 years - and disqualified for driving for 15 years.
A teen has been jailed for 11 years after a petrol station owner was left with skull fractures following a fuel theft in Kent.
Joshua Charnley, 19, of no fixed abode, carried the victim on the bonnet of the car he was driving for almost half a mile after he had attempted to stop him leaving the scene.
CCTV, released by police, captures the terrifying ordeal in West Kingsdown in July last year.
As he was jailed at Canterbury Crown Court, Charnley was also told he would be disqualified from driving for 15 years.
A teenager who caused serious injuries to a man when he drove at him with his car and carried him on the bonnet, has been convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent.
Joshua Charnley, who's 19 and of no fixed address, had tried to drive off without paying for fuel at a petrol station in West Kingsdown near Sevenoaks.
The victim, who was the manager of the garage, was carried down the A20 on the car's bonnet for nearly half a mile. He suffered a fractured skull and liver damage. Charnley will be sentenced on Friday.
A car has crashed next to petrol pump on a garage forecourt in Kent.
The crash happened at a garage on the A20 at Swanley. Kent Fire and Rescue and the police are at the scene.
Petrol prices - according to the AA - are forcing drivers off the road. A litre of unleaded has gone more than six pence a litre since the begining of the year and many families and companies are struggling with the cost. Fred and Sangeeta link to Kerry Swain.
A 10 week dip in petrol prices has bottomed out according to the Hampshire based AA, which warns that drivers should expect a rise in prices over the coming few weeks.
At it's peak in mid April petrol prices across the Meridian region were 142.48p. This week petrol is averaging 132.18p across the South, but has started to rise again.
Many independent petrol retailers report that 'drive-away' petrol theft is increasing. The rising cost of petrol has sparked a series of so called bilking incidents in our region.