Asda, Sainsbury s, BP, Esso, Morrisons: The cheapest petrol and diesel near you
Asda, Sainsbury’s, BP, Esso, Morrisons: The cheapest petrol and diesel near you
People are no longer flocking to petrol stations to panic buy fuel — but prices are now sky high.
Just last month drivers were flocking to forecourts to fill up their tanks, but queues have now returned to normal. The crisis came after a shortage of HGV drivers was reportedly affecting supply to some fuel stations across the UK.
As a result, fuel sales went up by 80% compared to normal levels, according to Wales Online.
Stock levels are now finally returning to normal, but the cost of petrol has soared with prices nearly reaching the highest level ever recorded in the UK.
The average price of a litre of petrol last Monday was 139.46 pence, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said. This is the most expensive since March 2013 and less than three pence per litre below the record figure of 142.17 pence set in April 2012.
Prices have risen by more than 26 pence per litre in the past 12 months, adding £14 to the cost of filling up a typical 55-litre family car.
The RAC, however, does not believe that the recent panic-buying crisis contributed to the rise in prices, instead attributing it to an increase in the cost of oil, a switch to E10 petrol, and the impact of VAT.
But how have the price increases affected the cost of petrol where you live? We checked the latest prices of petrol and diesel as recorded on petrol station comparison website PetrolPrices.com.
Here are the cheapest and most expensive stations within five miles of Lancashire's major towns and cities, according to PetrolPrices:
- Cheapest: 137.9p — Hillcrest Filling Station, Tag Lane PR2 3TY
- Most expensive: 143.9p — North End Service Station, Blackpool Road, PR1 6UY
- Cheapest: 142.7p — Asda, East Way PR2 8PL
- Most expensive: 148.9p — Kinder Service Station, Garstang Road, PR3 5HE
- Cheapest: 140.8p — Applegreen Skippool, Mains Lane, FY6 7LJ
- Most expensive: 147p — Anchorsholme Service Station, Fleetwood Road, FY5 1LZ
- Cheapest: 143.8p — Applegreen Skippool, Mains Lane, FY6 7LJ
- Most expensive: 149.9p — Shell Singleton Crossroads, Garstang Road East, FY6 7SX
- Cheapest: 140.7p — Asda, Grimshaw Park, BB2 3DY
- Most expensive: 147.9p — M65 Darwen Motorway Services, BB3 0AT
- Cheapest: 144.7p — Asda, Grimshaw Park, BB2 3DY
- Most expensive: 152.9p — M65 Darwen Motorway Services, BB3 0AT
- Cheapest: 138.8p — Griffin Head Service Station, Burnley Road, BB5 6LD
- Most expensive: 144.9p — Hollin Bank Service Station, Manchester Road, BB9 7SH
- Cheapest: 142.7p — Asda, Corporation Street, BB8 8LU
- Most expensive: 147.9p — Burnley Express, Casterton Avenue, BB10 2PA
- Cheapest: 139.7p — Morrisons, Central Drive, LA4 4DW
- Most expensive: 147.9p — Tibicar, Oxcliffe Road, LA3 1PS
- Cheapest: 144.7p — Asda, Ovangle Road, LA1 5JR
- Most expensive: 149.9p — Regent Park Filling Station, Regent Road, LA4 4QY
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