Petrol Costs Set To Rocket In Britain After Hurricane Harvey

British drivers face the prospect of a jump in petrol costs next week because of a steep rise in wholesale prices being blamed on the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

The warning was sounded by an industry body which charted a rise of more than 4p-per-litre in wholesale costs over the past five days alone.  The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) said the impact of that increase on its members would be felt by motorists in the coming days.

The RAC said petrol was on course to overtake diesel costs for the first time in a year with average prices likely rising above 121p per litre – its highest level since 2014 – with no end to the surge currently in sight.

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