Govt 'should help people reduce fuel use'
- Published on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 11:14
- Posted by Scott Buckler
The government should do more to help motorists reduce their transport fuel use, shadow energy secretary Meg Hillier has saidAs fuel prices look set to rise once again after the March Budget and as the Middle East unrest pushes up the price of oil, drivers could be forced to cut down on their driving habits.
However, Ms Hillier noted that using other forms of transport or using an electric car would avoid these issues.
"We can't just keep talking about the price of petrol; we actually have to have answers about how we help people reduce the use of petrol," she said, adding: "We're already seeing more electric cars coming forward, probably more needs to be done there."
According to BBC reports, while fuel costs are already at record levels, with unleaded petrol at an average 129p a litre, the price could increase to 140p per litre owing to movements in the price of oil on the stock market.