Petrol prices have been fairly stable for the last few months, with unleaded generally between 130p and 135p. What will 2012 bring us I wonder? With Iran threatening to blockade a key oil route and all change in North Korea its possible that political events will pull petrol prices even higher. However if you ignore the politics then there is reason to be cheerful, the UK government seems to be avoiding putting up fuel duty, and the BP deep sea disaster is becoming a bit of a distant memory, with companies starting to drill again off the east coast of america. Who knows, perhaps petrol prices will drop back down to £1 again? Here's hoping....