The price of oil is seemingly rising faster than Cal Crutchlow’s reputation as one of the best motorcyclists in the world, and as a result the price of fuel is going up as well. In many petrol stations around the UK, you’re paying between £1.40 and £1.50 per litre, making getting out on your bike even less possible than it already was due to other commitments.
But why is the price of oil going up and consequently forcing bikers to leave the bike in the garage for another few weeks? Well, quite simply, it’s running out. Oil is more in-demand than ever before – so much so that the Americans, as shown in the infographic below, get through 20 million barrels of the stuff each day!
For more astonishing stats that reflect just why we pay so much for oil and fuel, take a look at this: