Rise in lift-sharing as fuel prices soar
ROCKETING petrol prices are forcing more commuters to liftshare.
Around 15 per cent more people have pooled their cars in the first eight months of this year — with 30,839 getting in touch with others driving their way on the Liftshare network compared with 26,741 during the same period in 2011.
Around 96 per cent of people who lift-share give saving money as one of their main reasons for sharing.
Petrol prices have been on the up again in the past few months after falling earlier in the year.
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In Swansea forecourt prices have started to top 143p a litre for unleaded petrol and 152p for diesel, but supermarkets are still a few pence lower.
The lowest price within a 20-mile radius of the city centre in the city is 143.9p for diesel, the highest price is 152.9p, and an average of 144.9p.
For unleaded the cheapest you will find is 137.7p, the most expensive is 146.9p, making the average petrol cost 140.8p.
Motorist Ian Phillips said: "I think it's ridiculous filling my car up. It is unacceptable."