The price of petrol at UK pumps has increased significantly since 2004, but the majority of that is down to tax.
In 2004 a litre of petrol cost, on average, 80p - 59p of which was tax. In 2012 the average price jumped to £1.36 as tax rose to 81p:
But despite the price of petrol increasing in the UK, the Office of Fair Trading found that - pre-tax - the country has some of the cheapest road fuel prices in Europe:
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