Can We Afford to Fill Up?

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Duration: 30 minutes

With the price of fuel rocketing at the pumps, Jane Corbin reports on how high fuel prices are affecting Britain and what alternatives might be available to the governmrnt and consumers.

As the era of cheap fossil fuels looks to be coming to an end, Panorama asks if this may be the best chance to kick our addiction to oil. Drivers are threatening to vote with their wheels, however, as the government's green commitments are put to the test - will Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling raise the duty on fuel and tax on cars?

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  • Fuel theft on the rise

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    Dipti Tait fell victim to fuel theft. The thieves had cut a hole in her car's petrol tank to get at the fuel - drastic action which has made her rethink her transport options.

  • Your videos on filling up

    Panorama teamed up with Video Nation to see just how wide-reaching the effects of high fuel prices are.

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  • Can We Afford To Fill Up?

    Panorama reports on how high fuel prices are affecting all of us and at what we might do to kick our oil addiction.

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  • Tips on saving pounds at the pump

    Simon Elstow from the Institute of Advanced Motorists spells out his top tips for getting the most miles out of every tank of petrol.

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  • Government blamed over fuel costs

    More than a third of people in the UK think the government is most to blame for high fuel prices, a poll for the BBC's Panorama programme suggests.

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Jeremy Vine
Jane Corbin


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