Petrol prices motoring towards £1 a litre - despite flat world oil prices
Petrol prices have hit a five-month high thanks to an increase in fuel duty and the rising cost of oil.
Drivers face an average of 95.01p a litre at the pumps - a figure not seen since November.
What is more, prices are going up faster than they did during last spring's surge, the AA said.
A rise of 4.45p in a month coincided with a $5 increase in the price of a barrel of oil, the motoring organisation added.
In the same period last year, when oil rose $10 a barrel, petrol went up just 1.3p, to 108.1p a litre.
And there are fears prices could rise still further. An RAC spokesman said: 'We shouldn't see the kind of prices we had at the pumps last summer. But it is a worry that petrol prices seem to be creeping back towards the £1-a-litre mark.'