英镑下跌给司机带来痛苦,加油成本增加了 5 英镑

A WEAK pound is hitting drivers in the pocket, despite petrol prices falling.

The currency hit a fresh 37-year low after a raft of tax cutting measures were announced in Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini Budget.

Petrol prices have fallen to their lowest levels since May 16 本星期

Petrol prices have fallen to their lowest levels since May 16 本星期信用: 盖蒂

Fuel prices have fallen in recent weeks giving much-needed relief to motorists hit by the cost of living crisis.

Petrol prices fell below 166p a litre for the first time since May on Wednesday.

But the weak pound is adding almost a fiver more to each tank of fuel when filling up at the pumps, 根据 AA.

The motoring group said the a tank would be 9p a litre cheaper if the pound were at its mid-February value against the US dollara saving of or £4.95.

The pound was worth $1.35 against the dollar earlier this year, but has since plunged and hit $1.14 本星期.

Luke Bosdet, 这 AA’s fuel price spokesman said: “The influence of the exchange rate is often overlooked when drivers compare oil price movements with those at the pump.

“在这一刻, it is critical. Oil and fuel on commodity markets are traded in dollars, which makes the weaker pound very bad news for motorists.

The price of petrol rocketed this year partly due to the war in 乌克兰.

The highest average fuel prices for the year so far were recorded on July 4, 什么时候 petrol was 191.6p per litre and diesel was 199.2p per litre.

自那时候起, the cost of filling up a typical 55-litre family petrol car has been cut by more than £14, while refuelling diesel models costs nearly £10 less.

At the start of the week, 汽油 averaged 164.78p a litre at the pump, down from 173.46p in August. Diesel has fallen over 3p a litre in the past month to 180.95p on Wednesday.

How can I cut fuel costs?

There are ways to save an extra 5p per litre if you sign up to a major supermarket loyalty schemes.

Esso has partnered with Nectar for its loyalty scheme and you can get 5p off a litre when you swap 300 花蜜点.

持有 BPme 奖励卡的司机每在商店消费 1 英镑或在 BP 车库购买一升普通燃料,即可获得一个积分.

驾驶者将获得 1 英镑的燃油或购物减免 200 积分.

德士古, 贝壳, Sainsbury’s and Tesco loyalty card holders can also get money off their bills.

You can also cut fuel costs by driving more efficiently. This can be achieved by:

  • Accelerating gradually without over-revving
  • Always driving on the highest possible gear
  • Allowing your car to slow down naturally as your brake

There are also sites you can use to help you find the cheapest petrol prices near you, 喜欢 PetrolPrices.com and Confused.com.

These allow you to search prices of UK petrol stations. All you need to do is enter in your postcode and tell it how far you want to travel (up to 20 英里).

It’s also so easy to forget about the clutter building up in your carwhether it’s tools, 孩子们’ toys or general rubbish. But it turns out additional storage space can increase fuel costs by a whopping 12%.

所以, don’t forget to do a car clear out every now and then.

和, if you’re driving at a slower speed, think about taking the roof rack off and switching off air con to save on running costs.