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Q: Petrol Prices since WW2 ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Petrol Prices since WW2
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: smartley-ga
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Posted: 02 Jun 2004 02:38 PDT
Expires: 02 Jul 2004 02:38 PDT
Question ID: 355216
I would like to see a comparison of petrol prices as paid by
motorists, over the years since the end of World War 2 (in UK)
Subject: Re: Petrol Prices since WW2
Answered By: leli-ga on 02 Jun 2004 03:40 PDT
The AA Motoring Trust has published figures going back to 1896, and I
was interested to find that a gallon of petrol cost less than a
shilling until 1906.
By 1945 it had gone up to two shillings! (Ten new pence)

Government figures going back to 1970 are available in Excel format.
"Table 4.1.3: Typical annual retail prices of petroleum products 1970 to 2001"

Please ask for further help if you have difficulty with these links,
or if you would like any clarification.

Best wishes - Leli


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