What chance of an agreement over petrol peace talks?

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The national average petrol price today is 41.7p Credit: Reuters

Private talks have begun to avoid a fuel tanker strike, as petrol prices continue to soar at the pumps, Consumer Editor Chris Choi looks at whether an agreement is likely.

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Talks to try to resolve the fuel dispute which led to panic buying at pumps last week will begin later today. The conciliation service Acas will host the talks between the union Unite, which represents tanker drivers and fuel companies.