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UK tops diesel price league

Published on 25/08/2016
UK drivers suffer the highest diesel prices in the European Union. The average cost of a litre in July was 112. 7 pence. The lowest price was in Luxembourg at 77.7 pence per litre.

The high UK diesel prices are mainly due to taxes. These made up nearly 70 per cent of the total price for diesel compared to 50 to 65 per cent in the rest of the EU.

The average cost of unleaded petrol per litre was 111.7 pence in July. That was the eighth highest in the EU. The lowest price was in Bulgaria at 83.2 pence per litre while the highest price was in the Netherlands at 122.4 pence per litre.

Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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