Diesel at £1.50: George Osborne unmoved

Sarah Coles
Diesel pump
Diesel pump

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The cost of diesel and petrol is officially 143.61p and 135.39p a litre respectively. However, at fuel stations around the country (particularly those with a captive market on motorways) the price of diesel is shattering the £1.50 barrier.

Campaigners are calling on the government to step in.