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Petrol hits record high

The average cost of a litre of petrol has risen to 137.44p, topping the previous all-time high of 137.43p a litre set in May 2011.

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UK drivers spend more than £6.8 million extra a day on fuel

Petrol prices are soaring in the UK. Credit: Reuters

The price of petrol has risen by more than 1.25p a litre in the past week.

Overall, UK drivers are spending more than £6.8 million extra a day on fuel compared with a year ago, and more than £24 million more a day than they were two years ago.

It is now costing drivers around £3.45 more than it was a year ago to fill a typical 50-litre tank with petrol, while the cost has risen about £12.30 compared with two years ago.

The extra monthly cost to a family with two petrol cars, each consuming an average of 106.17 litres a month, has risen by more than £2.65 in the last week, about £14.65 in the last year and around £52.24 in the last two years.

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