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Petrol Prices

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the average price per gallon of petrol in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 and for the nearest available date in 1982.

Data on the average price of petrol are obtained from a survey of the major oil marketing companies on or about the 15th of each month. The latest available data for 1982 relate to the month of August. The average prices of premium and regular petrol, in pence per gallon, for the month of August in the years requested were as follows:

Average price in pence per gallon
Premium petrolRegular petrol
August 19787674
August 197911117
August 1980132130
August 1981169167
August 1982172169