A major survey from the AA has shown that fuel prices have begun to rise again. The survey claims that motorists are finding themselves spending up to €125 on petrol and diesel.
The AA survey of over 5000 motorists found that 58.26% of respondents were spending a monthly fuel average of €125. Of this 58%; 18.12% spent between €50 -€75 per month while 16.81% spent between €75 and €100 per month.
The survey found that 1 in 10 drivers were paying up to €250 per month.
8.76% said they spent between €200 and €250 per month.
“Fuel costs, along with insurance prices, is one of the biggest issues faced by motorists in recent years and unfortunately neither of these issues were addressed in the recent budget,” Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs stated. “Whenever we see fuel prices rise the person who takes the brunt of the blame tends to me the shop-owner, but in reality over 60% of what motorists pay at the pump is made up of government taxes including so called ‘emergency taxes’ introduced during the recession. Instead of making the long overdue decision to at least partially remove these emergency era taxes government retained the status-quo and, as a result, little has been done to help ease the cost of commuting to work for those who rely on a car.”
The news comes on the back of a summer report from the AA which stated that fuel prices were decreasing.