rivers had been hit by an 8p per litre surge within the worth of diesel final month, new figures present.
The RAC mentioned the typical worth of the gas at UK forecourts rose from 154.8p initially of September to 163.1p by the tip of the month.
It was the fifth largest month-to-month rise since 2000.
There’s little respite whichever gas drivers use
Petrol prices rose by practically 5p per litre from 152.5p to 157.0p
The RAC attributed the value rises to grease producer group OPEC+ proscribing world provide, mixed with a fall within the worth of sterling in contrast with the US greenback, which is used for gas buying and selling.
RAC gas spokesman Simon Williams mentioned: “Drivers are sadly actually beginning to endure once more on the pumps. There’s little respite whichever gas drivers use.
“Our evaluation of RAC Gasoline Watch wholesale and retail information exhibits that petrol is at present overpriced by round 7p a litre, though the value of diesel is more likely to go up additional nonetheless within the coming weeks.
“It’s worrying that retailer margin throughout the UK is greater for petrol than it needs to be contemplating the large 4 supermarkets had been informed off by the Competition and Markets Authority for overcharging drivers by £900 million in 2022.
“Whereas many have voluntarily began to publish their costs forward of being mandated to in legislation, we nonetheless have a scenario the place wholesale worth modifications aren’t being pretty mirrored on the forecourt.”