Petrol and diesel prices continue to climb in Northern Ireland while home heating oil prices have seen a slight drop, according to a report in the Belfast Telegraph on 7th September.
Average petrol and diesel prices both rose by just over 1% to 149.8p and 151.7p per litre in the last week, the Consumer Council price checker said on Thursday
Fuel prices hit a low on June 15 this year, which saw diesel and petrol selling at 137.2p and 139.2p respectively. However, the latest figures show that they have since increased by 7.5%, for petrol, and 9.4% for diesel since mid-June.
The figures from the Consumer Council news follows recent research from the RAC which showed that drivers had been hit with one of the most significant monthly fuel price increases in more than two decades in August.
August saw petrol prices rise by 7p per litre and diesel by 8p per litre, in the fifth and sixth most significant monthly increases in 23 years.
But the latest Consumer Council figures contain some good news for households, as they show a slight drop in home heating oil prices since last week.