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High cost of petrol defended as oil price falls

The forecourt industry has defended continued high petrol costs at a time when oil prices have fallen.

Unleaded petrol is close to its record price, even though there has been a sustained fall in the cost of oil over the past four months.

Since 8 April, the cost of Brent crude has dropped by 18% - and the price of unleaded petrol has risen by 1.8%.

The BBC's Brian Milligan reports.

  • 13 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK