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Petrol 'up 4 pence'

Latest figures from the AA show that unleaded petrol is up four pence per litre this month to 142.9, while diesel increased by 2.2p to 148.1.

This is the highest it has been since April 2011, when unleaded stood at 137.2p and diesel at 141.7p.

In the UK, the average cost of petrol has gone up to 142.48p a litre. Diesel, at 147.88p a litre on average, is just short of the record price which was set last week.

  • Unleaded petrol stands at 142.9ppl
  • Diesel stands at 148.1ppl