Petrol prices hit record high in UK

Source: BBC

Surges in global oil prices prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are being felt at the petrol pump in the UK.

 

 

The average price of petrol jumped to £1.51 a litre on Sunday, the RAC said, while diesel rose to £1.55.

 

 

Russia is the second-biggest exporter of crude oil, and while only 6% of UK imports come from Russia, there are concerns sanctions could restrict supplies worldwide and drive up prices.