Ben Lowry: A snapshot of fuel prices between Bangor, Belfast and Lisburn
Last weekend I drove back and forth between Bangor and Belfast and Lisburn, and I kept an eye on fuel prices.
The cost of a litre of petrol ranged between 151.9p and 164.9pm, with most forecourts offering it at around 160p,
The cost of a litre of diesel had a narrower range of prices, between 167.9p and 174.9p, with the average price around the 170pm mark.
If I make a similar journey this weekend I will try to keep a note of the prices and publish it on our website.
For weeks during the spring 2020 like everyone else I had almost no reason to drive but when the restrictions eased I recall filling up a tank of petrol for a price just under £1 a litre.
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In 2020 I also purchased home heating oil at a price around £300 per 900 litres.
It hit £1,200 recently.
Apart from anything else, this fuel crisis has shown the value of radically improved fuel economy in cars.
Also the value of better built homes.
For some years I lived in a flat that was constructed to modern standards and so the heat was rarely needed after March or before November.
• Ben Lowry (@BenLowry2) is News Letter editor
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