Diesel prices at UK forecourts have reached a new high – reaching an average price of 147.94p a litre, according to the RAC.
The figure surpasses the previous high of 147.93p set in April 2012 and comes a week after the previous record average price for petrol – also set in April 2012 – was broken.
Since then, petrol prices have risen further, peaking at 144.35p per litre on Sunday.
The RAC’s figures are based on data provided by Experian Catalist.
The average cost of diesel has gone up 30p a litre in the past 12 months, making it £16 more expensive to fill up a typical 55-litre family car.
The “prime reason” for the increase is the cost of oil doubling in the past year, according to the RAC.