Kilkenny motorists face petrol and diesel hikes this week
KILKENNY motorists are set to be hit with immediate hikes in petrol and diesel prices in tomorrow’s budget.
According to reports, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will order the price of fuel at filling station pumps across the country to be raised from midnight tomorrow.
There may be some reprieve on domestic fuel such as home-heating oil, briquettes and coal.
However, heard-pressed motorists are expected to take an immediate hit on road fuel.
The new measures are expected to add two cents to the price of a litre of petrol and diesel, which currently stands at an average of 144.7 cents and 134.4 cents.
Industry experts predict drivers will end up paying an extra €1.20 per fill of their tank.