At-a-glance:Petrol pricing
Where the money goes

UK petrol prices have soared again, breaking through the 1-a-litre barrier in some places, only days after reaching 90p.

The effect of rising summer oil prices has now been compounded by fears of fuel shortages caused by Hurricane Katrina in the US, where much of its oil production has been crippled.

Yet production costs account for only a fraction of the price paid by motorists, as this breakdown of the cost of a 90p litre illustrates.

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