AA spokesman Conor Faughnan told Highland Radio’s Shaun Doherty that the price of diesel was now out of control.
“It is tipping €1.50 and in the coming days with the Budget it will probably reach €1.55,” he said.
He also said the Government’s rise in fuel prices was doing nothing to bring money into the economy.
“They don’t realise that by rising the price of fuel, they are not actually bringing in any more money into the exchequer.
“People only have a limited amount of money and if people are spending an extra €5 a month on diesel or petrol, then they will have to stop spending it elsewhere,” he warned.
Callers to the show said they had noticed a massive increase in diesel prices in recent days with some called in Inishowen saying some petrol stations charging €1.53 already.