Fuel duty revenue plummets during lockdown


The coronavirus lockdown left a gaping £2.4bn hole in the treasury’s income from fuel duty in April and May, compared with last year.
Venezuela announces end to free fuel

Venezuelan drivers to start paying for petrol


Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro has announced an end to a system whereby it has been possible to get a tank of petrol for almost nothing.
Supermarkets begin to drop petrol price below £1 per litre

Morrisons petrol price below £1 a litre


Morrisons has become the first major supermarket to drop its unleaded fuel prices below £1.00 per litre after oil prices hit record lows.
Cost of refuelling a car at lowest for four years

Unleaded could drop below £1 per litre


The cost of filling a car with petrol is at its lowest for four years, due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the oil industry.
US oil prices drop below zero for first time in history

US oil prices drop below zero for first time ever


US oil prices have plunged into the negative for the first time in history, amid fears that storage capacity may run out.
Drivers shouldn’t expect fall in fuel prices despite low wholesale price

Fuel prices are at low point, say experts


Experts have told driving.co.uk drivers should not expect a further fall in fuel costs, despite March events that saw wholesale prices drop.
What does the biggest daily drop in oil prices in 20 years mean for drivers?

Supermarkets cut fuel prices


Supermarkets in the UK have cut fuel prices again following a massive drop in the price of crude oil yesterday.
Fuel pump prices surge in

Fuel pump prices surge in 'bleak' April


Motorists had to contend with a big spike in fuel prices last month, with petrol rising by nearly 6p per litre.
Supermarkets confirm petrol price cuts as wholesale fuel values fall

Supermarkets cut petrol prices by 2p per litre


With wholesale petrol values continuing to fall, four supermarkets in quick succession have said they'll be reducing pump prices by 2p per litre.
Asda-drops-trial-of-£99-fuel-deposit

Asda suspends trial of £99 fuel deposit


Asda has suspended a controversial trial that saw motorists hit with a £99 deposit when buying fuel at its petrol stations.
Reader Letters: Motorway fuel and hire car rip-offs

Reader Letters: Hire car rip-offs, motorway fuel


I recently returned from a holiday in Italy, where I had arranged to hire a car through rentalcars.com. When I arrived at the Avis desk...
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Letters of the week, January 17


This week: motoring resolutions, brake lights, fog lights, petrol prices and keyless ignitions
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Letters of the week, December 27


This week: electric handbrakes, Takata airbags, the Land Rover Defender and oil prices.