Drivers told to shop for cheaper petrol


THE Automobile Association has advised drivers to shop around to minimise the impact of the petrol price increase which came into force yesterday.

The price of both petrol and home heating oil has risen by I.4p a gallon due to the international increase in the price of crude oil. This increase is expected to be followed by another rise when oil prices are reviewed in a month.

It is expected the US missile attack on Iraq will push up the price of crude oil.

AA spokesman Mr Conor Faughnan suggested motorists should shop around because prices fluctuated by 5p. The more motorists shopped around, the more petrol companies would come under pressure to cut the 14 pence a gallon duty increase for superplus unleaded petrol on Monday.