Petrol prices hit £6 a gallon mark

The cost of fuel has now hit £6 a gallon for the first time in history, and could be set to rise even higher.

Rocketing oil costs have helped push the average price up to by seven pence a litre this year alone to 132.12p a litre, while diesel is even higher at 137.92p, or £6.27 a gallon. Some stations are charging way above this though, with some drivers paying as much as 149.9p for a litre of diesel.