“Instead, the average pump price is higher because retailers say they need to charge 10p a litre more to offset the lower volumes of fuel they are selling,” said the AA’s fuel spokesperson Luke Bosdet.
RAC spokesman Simon Williams added: “In theory petrol prices could fall below £1 per litre if the lower wholesale costs were reflected at the pumps.
“But at the same time people are driving very few miles, so they’re selling vastly lower quantities of petrol and diesel at the moment.
“This means many will be at pains not to trim their prices any further.
“We are concerned about smaller forecourts that provide a vital service in areas where the supermarkets don’t have a foothold.
Published at Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:21:00 +0000