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Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps

Average motorist now spending €226.05 a month – €127.77 of that is tax.

FUEL PRICES HAVE hit an all-time high in Ireland according to the AA’s monthly fuel price survey.

The average price of a litre of unleaded petrol is now 150.7 cent, up 1.7 cent on March. The average price of a litre of diesel is now 146.3 cent, up by 1.3 cent on March. Both are record highs for the price of those fuels.

Each Irish motorist now pays on average €226.05 a month for fuel – €127.77 of that is tax. The AA’s Conor Faughnan said that the price of both fuels is now around 20 cent per litre higher than it was last October. The Government increased tax on fuel in the December Budget, with an extra four cent on petrol and an extra two cent on diesel.

Faughnan said:

It’s a disappointing figure and another kick for motorists but it doesn’t just affect the private car user. It is a rise in the basic cost of doing business for virtually every good and service within the Irish economy, and at these levels fuel prices are a serious impediment to economic recovery.

The AA is encouraging motorists to report any issues or particularly high prices they come across on its website blog. A handy resource for motorists wanting to find the best value fuel across the country is the website where users input details of fuel prices at stations near them.

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