Why your fuel price changes so much

If you're sick of not knowing why the fuel price keeps fluctuating every single time you go to fill up, we've got the full low down right here. It might not help you to drive down the cost of running your car, but at least you'll know why you're paying a lot more than usual at times.

Where do we get fuel?

In order to know why fuel price changes, it helps to have a good understanding of where we get our fuel from to begin with.

Since we get the majority of our oil from the Middle East, conflicts or natural disasters which occur there will obviously drive prices up. Given the fact that it has been a very unstable region for many years now, it's not all that surprising that the price of fuel has been quite volatile of late.

What affects fuel price?

As we mention above, things like conflict in the countries where we get the oil which creates our fuel is usually the biggest cause of price fluctuations. The other thing you need to factor in is the fact that we are gradually running out of oil reserves, meaning that demand is starting to very quickly overwhelm the available supply.

We currently use more fuel than we have done at any other time in our history, and that is growing every single day, so when a country becomes embroiled in a war, meaning that we are unable to get as much oil from it, the price will inevitably rise until the conflict has been resolved - which can take many, many years for some countries.

Find the best deals

Despite all the doom and gloom surrounding fuel prices in the United Kingdom these days, there are ways that you can make sure you pay the lowest prices at the pumps, which can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds per year.

For the best fuel price in your area, we recommend you check out petrolprices.com. It lists more than 11,000 petrol stations across the United Kingdom, with regular updates to their pump prices, meaning that you can avoid paying over the odds at all time!

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