(ANSA) – LONDON, SEPTEMBER 28 – As the fuel crisis continues in the United Kingdom, news arrives that is not reassuring for the many Brits queuing to refuel: the average price of a liter of gasoline increased from 135.87 pence on Friday at 136.59 pence on Sunday, thus rising to an eight-year high. This is what the service company Rac for motorists says, according to which the situation could worsen with the unmotivated rush to fill up the tanks, despite repeated reassurances about full fuel depots.
In addition, RAC stated that it was aware of a “small number” of operators who “took advantage” of the crisis by raising prices: a borderline case of petrol sold at 198.9 pence per liter was reported.
For Rac spokesman Simon Williams, motorists are now faced with a “rather bleak picture”. And he added: “We may see even higher prices at the pump in the coming days, regardless of current supply problems.” For now, the Conservative government has decided not to employ military tanker drivers to help deliver fuel but has nonetheless ordered some personnel to remain on standby, ready to intervene in case of need. (HANDLE).
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