The RAC has said on Wednesday that the average cost of a litre of fuel has risen to 158.2p today – another record high, which is up from yesterday’s level of 156.37p.
Diesel drivers are the most affected as a tank is now costing motorists “more than £90 for the first time ever.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is putting more pressure on global oil prices with some market analysts warning that oil could hit $200 a barrel in the coming weeks or months.
The average cost of diesel is now 165.24p per litre – up on 162.28p on Tuesday.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said, “The cost of a filling a 55-litre family car with petrol is now £87 – £7 more than it was at the start of the year.
“Diesel drivers are even worse off with a tank now costing more than £90 for the first time ever – £8 more than in early January.
“Wholesale fuel prices have already risen dramatically this week, so more pump price increases in the coming days are inevitable.
“Petrol is now certain to top an average of £1.60 a litre this week while diesel will progress very quickly towards £1.70.”