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Writing My first story for the new website.

February 20, 2009

Using Reuters and search engines I found a story on the AA’s website about rising fuel prices being higher than the general inflation in Britain. Here’s the story I wrote.

“UK petrol prices rise at a sharper rate than inflation.

February petrol prices rose more sharply than the current inflation rate in Britain, The Automobile Association has announced this week. A rise of nearly 5% has been confirmed, in comparison to the current UK inflation rate of 3%.

Diesel prices are rising more moderately, with the petrol-diesel price difference dropping to 10 pence. This has improved the return for the cost of a litre of diesel in the UK, making it even more fuel efficient.

Unleaded prices have risen by 4.3ppl (pence per litre) from 86.6ppl to 90.9ppl. Diesel prices have risen by 2.1ppl, from 98.7ppl to 100.8ppl. The price difference between unleaded and diesel has fallen from 12.1ppl to 9.9ppl.

The West Midlands unleaded price records were the exact average for the UK, at 90.9ppl. The county recorded a lower than average price for diesel, at 100.6ppl, with the country wide average being 100.8ppl.

There has also been a rise of prices overseas, with the UK having the tenth highest unleaded price and the second highest diesel price in Europe.”

I recommend checking Reuters for stories and then trying to find the original sources for the stories, because those sources often have other relevant stories worthy of report.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. katiegraczyk permalink
    February 20, 2009 16:13

    great work Chapman!

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