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Petrol prices 'set to increase'

UK petrol prices have for the second month running fallen by more than 4p a litre, the AA said. But the driving group also warned fuel duty is due to increase again by 3p litre on August 1.

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AA asks for fair deal for drivers

The AA has asked for more transparency in fuel prices Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Under government pressure to make pump prices transparent, the fuel industry will have to prove in the future that UK drivers are paying a fair price for fuel, the AA said.

In the past month, the average pump price of diesel has fallen 4.99p a litre, from 144.30p in mid May to 139.31 now. But UK diesel costs at least 4p a litre more than in Europe.

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