WTF of the day: Petrol prices to rise even more

22 February 2013

Despite a price rise of 6p in the last few weeks, the pathetic pound will force petrol prices up by a further 3p a litre, the AA said today.

With the average price of petrol in the UK at a carburettor bustin’ 138.32p a litre, this price rise looks set to making driving a car more expensive than wallowing in a bath of blood diamonds with Kim Kardashian.

The AA is urging George Osborne to ditch the rise in petrol duty planned for September from next month’s Budget (which is like asking Scrooge for a Wonga loan.)

AA president Edmund King said: ‘This latest surge in fuel prices and its impact on spending indicates that UK drivers and families can’t take any more.

We’re no longer talking of the motorist as a cash cow for tax and speculator greed, but a horse slowly but surely being flogged to death.’

DON’T MENTION HORSES.

Actually, that’s it! Sell the car and get a horse. They’re cheaper and when it’s dead: burgers.

TOPICS:   Motoring

25 comments

  • Al
    Not really WTF ... the £ has sunk 7% or so against the $, so petrol goes up 7%. The WTF is pretending that our economy isn't screwed.
  • Inspector G.
    Basically, petrol is going to go up and up until you can't afford to drive anymore; or they invent teleporters - whichever is soonest.
  • Oh N.
    Can't wait, wellI can, until the country is crippled from being to expensive for any poor bugger to travel, public or private, to work. the watch oh fat bastard start worrying.
  • Brian's U.
    finite resources that are running out = higher prices. Simples.
  • Strawbear
    If only they'd put decent investment into general public transport rather than pissing a squillion quids away on a slightly faster south-north trainline, then maybe more people would get buses or local trains.
  • Yue
    A decent economy needs cheap fuel costs. (also gas/electricity) I wonder why this government keeps ignoring the rising costs?
  • Archie
    The market has months ago forecast price rises until September. And fuel can rise 300% before people stop consumption so what you are seeing now is cheap fuel.
  • Mustapha S.
    A litre of Buxton mineral water - which comes from about 20 up the road from me costs £1. Oil/Petrol which has to first be surveryed costing £millions with no guarantee, then extracted which is risky, costing £millions, then refined which is dangerous, costing £millions, and then transported from otherside of the world through countries like iraq, iran, saudi arabia, costing £millions, and then taxed to go towards things like NHS, schools, prisons, benefit handouts, costing £millions, and sold to us for just 39 fucking pence more than water. So fuck anyone who moans about fuel prices, clueless twats.
  • Mustapha S.
    * 20 miles up the road
  • Phuck Y.
    Mustapha Shit, the oil companies make £millions in profit. Cluless twat.
  • Yue
    @Mustapha - So fuck anyone who moans about fuel prices, clueless twats. Complete fucking irony you microscopically minded wanktard.
  • Han S.
    @Mustapha Shitface Then maybe we should put 64% tax on bottled water. Cunt
  • me
    mustapha shit: bottled spring water here, in the glorious south, is around 49pence for 2 litres. you're being conned.
  • Meek
    What a thick cunt you are Mustapha. You cannot compare fuel to designer water.
  • chewbacca
    I see Hand Rolo has adopted my technique of cheekily altering usernames, what a cad! You guys should give ol' musty a break. He's obviously special needs.
  • Quentin C.
    Mustapha Shit, How much of that £1 for a bottle of mineral water is tax?
  • madge.funcher
    Buxton probably make a fair few quid in profit. But I do wonder how much of that £1 goes towards paying for the plastic bottle that's made from... er... Oil.
  • Joey J.
    finger a cat for me
  • Sicknote
    Come the revolution....
  • karen
    in every area of life we rely heavily on it and what everyone is forgetting is that petrol price rises do not just effect car drivers, its effects everyone. ....bus ticket prices go up for those without cars! delivery costs for sending parcels, business relying on product getting from A to B ie., food in our shops, clothes, furniture, building supplies..even BOTTLED WATER (especially for Mustabeamuppet!) so all costs rise when petrol goes up....profit and greed are the main reasons for it, they can say it for any other causes like enviroment and lack off oil... but why would the duty on it be such a large proportion?? and wars for it??? simples...MONEY !
  • Yorkshire S.
    Amazing load of twaddle. As the very large oil & gas reservoirs like Brent and Forties "dry up", we have to exploit smaller and more "faulted" sources. It doesn't come out of holes in the ground you know, and some of it is 20000 ft down in rocks which are themselves 2 miles under water. That's why it's expensive to produce. Have people noticed that the majors have sold or are trying to sell their refineries in the UK. They are making no money by refining, and in the last 20 years or so 5 refineries have closed due to reduced demand and more efficient operations at the remaining. It used to be the case that only essential workers had cars: Doctors, Engineers, Managers, Lorry drivers. Now we have people like clerks, operatives, and secretaries driving cars, which is why there is so much pollution. Petrol cost 5s 10d in 1966. Equivalent today to about £9/ gallon. That's where it's going, and more.
  • karen
    yes im sure it is difficult and costly to produce but what is the main reason they do it? let me think...money! and yes 'yorkshire but not scots' we have moved on from 1966 even if you havent. why is the duty 60% on a litre? again thinking...money! and these companies who do profit from this are looking into and have other sources like sugar cane and refine to ethanol...its too good money that they cant avoid finding another solution. as for 'essential' workers..that is crazy talk or so you understand 'amazing load of twaddle!', its essential for people to work in 2013! people have to travel further for jobs. is it possible the reduce demand is due to costs going up and people not able to afford to travel to work?! cause thats where it going!!... maybe you would like to suggest the alternative to working and travelling to get there? is it possible these companies closed due to no oil left in that position? again it doesnt just effect car drivers...its energy we use for all parts of life....
  • chewbacca
    @Karen Look, nobody gives a shit about your comments. They're poorly written, you're borderline illiterate and you're female. So, love, fuck off back to the kitchen and let the men talk.
  • Yorkshire S.
    @Karen In case you havn't noticed, the Government levies the duty and VAT on road fuels, not the energy companies. What do you think they do with that money? Give it back to the energy providers? No! They use it to fund the NHS, the schools, the people on the dole, the people on income support, the armed forces, etc. Fuel taxes support our wellbeing. Of course the energy companies make profit. Out of that profit they employ people and pay corporation tax and pension benefits, and they buy goods and services from other companies. The ordinary Joe and Jean don't realise what a huge and hazardous job it is to get oil and gas, and it's getting more so at these great depths and hostile locations. Plan for £9 and £10 and up: Work local. Share transport. Go by bike. Thinking about buying an electric car? Think it's cheap to run them? Think again. When lots of people move from petrol/ diesel to electric, the Government won't be able to tolerate loss of the fuel tax income, and there'll be a significant duty on "automotive electricity". I'm "Yorkshire Scot" because I was born in Scotland.
  • karen
    Who rattled your cage monkey boy?!!..at least I didn't have to turn to swearing to cover up my lack of vocabulary hahahaha! your borderline caveman. 'Yorkscot' has spelling errors but who cares, it's about petrol and the cause and effect of price on everybody. I am lucky to have a job locally but many others do not...maybe that's why you are in Yorkshire and not Scotland?!! All I am saying is that fuel is at the heart of our lifes and the effect is damaging to all....

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