Are you affected by increased fuel costs?

October 2, 2007 11:34am CST
Duty on petrol and diesel has risen by 2p today in the first of three fuel tax rises planned for the next 18 months. How will the increase affect you? The increase could push up the average price of unleaded petrol to about 98p, while diesel could exceed £1 if the cost is passed on to motorists. The rise in duty was first announced in Gordon Brown's 2007 Budget when he was chancellor, and has been defended by the government saying it sends out the right environmental messages. But the Petrol Retailer's Association are warning it could put some filling stations out of business. Is this move good for the environment? Do you run a petrol station? How will this increase affect your business? How will this price rise affect you as a motorist? How much are you paying for petrol?
3 responses
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I am actually pretty used to the increase of fuel costs up and downs. It's been like that for ever here... One day it's 3.20 the next 3.-- it don't make any sense but when I go to other places gas stations in another town the prices are still different.. Either 10 cents cheaper or 10 cents higher.. When I do get gas though I usually go into town and fill up on it and it's aways different prices so to me I'm used to the fact of the increase and decrease of fuel..
• China
27 Feb 15
Of course I affected by that. Although I don't drive a car., I need to take a taxi if i want to go out sometimes. I have to pay more before that. The price of the goods in the supermarkets also increased due to the increased price of the fuel costs.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I would say a definite "Yes!" I don't drive as much and I combine trips. If I only drive to and from work and do my errands in between the two destinations a tank of gas lasts me 2 weeks. However if I make a trip to visit my brothers, just one trip will cause me to have to fill up again prior to the end of the two week period. And now that I've started going to Church again I don't know how I'll work it out.
@derek_a (10902)
3 Oct 07
I think we all hate this constant taxation and I have got very confused over this whole "green" issue. Many scientists say now that it's is cyclical. People and businesses are very dependent on their cars, vans and trucks, and I feel that this is just another form of taxation, but on the other hand.... I just don't know.. :-(