Petrol prices pass the €2 mark

Just a day after the Taoiseach warned of of further fuel price hikes, petrol has gone above the €2 a litre mark.

It follows the decision by EU leaders to cut the amount of Russian oil coming into the bloc by 90%.

Forecourts across the country are now charging up to €2.08 a litre for petrol, however diesel prices which breached the €2 a litre mark last month, have moderated slightly.

Michael Martin is warning that consumers face a “new era” of high energy price because of Russia’s war on Ukraine however he says there will be no further Government measures ahead of October’s budget to help hard pressed householders.

The rising costs have sparked calls for the extension of the fuel allowance season for the elderly and charities appealing to anyone facing hardship to contact them for help

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