As motorists up and down the UK will have noticed, global instability has led to a huge increase in the cost of a barrel of oil, meaning that fuel prices at the forecourt have risen through the roof.
With experts predicting that things will get significantly worse before they get better, desperate motorists are finding inventive ways of reducing the cost of running their cars.
NEWS of the NEWS spoke with Sid Roberts from Surrey who recently converted his car to run on antique jewelled eggs, designed by House of Fabergé. He told our reporters:
“Diesel had become so expensive that I was struggling to afford to run my Nissan Qashqai. I was racking my brains trying to think of a viable alternative source of fuel and that’s when I struck on the idea of adapting my car’s engine so that it ran on Fabergé eggs. It might sound exotic but, with all the Russian oligarchs leaving the country in droves, there’s loads of them just rolling around on the ground in London and the surrounding area.”
“I squeezed a particularly pretty pink example into my fuel tank last week and was able to visit my brother in Manchester and get back home without any issue.”
“I realise there’s only a finite number of these eggs in the world so have already made plans to convert my engine again so that it runs on Penny Black stamps and first edition copies of famous literature. It might sound extravagant but it’s still cheaper than filling up at my local Shell garage!”