Drivers in Hawes in North Yorkshire could see their fuel prices cut. It comes as part of the UK's application to the European Commission to extend the rural fuel rebate scheme.
The town was judged to meet strict criteria, for example showing pricing similar to that of islands currently eligible for discount.
The UK now needs to gain approval for the expanded scheme from the EC. If approved, it could cut up to five pence from the price of a litre.
The final decision on the scheme is expected next year.
North Yorkshire Police have revealed a rise of 1p per litre of fuel would mean an extra cost of approximately £14,280 for them annually, based on current mileage.
Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey, said it was an added pressure the emergency services do not need.
She said: “This information highlights the pressure the public services are under with increased fuel costs. The same standard of service is expected from the emergency services. This is putting very real pressure on delivering public services in rural areas.”
“I am carrying out a sustained campaign against high fuel costs and in favour of a remote rural fuel duty rebate to get the best possible deal for those living in the Thirsk, Malton and Filey constituency.”
As fuel prices increase again - a campaign's started to show drivers in our region the true cost of tax paid on Petrol and Diesel.
Signs are going up at filling stations showing the breakdown of what we are paying for. The taxpayer's alliance says 60 per cent of what we pay at the pumps goes directly to the tax man. They are hoping to put pressure on the Chancellor to cut duty by five pence per litre over the next five years.
Signs are going up at petrol stations across the region showing the true cost of taxes on petrol and diesel. The Taxpayers Alliance campaign is designed to show how much money we are giving to the Treasury.
MPs from our region today called on the Government to refund all VAT paid on fuel by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Last year the charity, which relies on donations, paid almost six thousand pounds to the Government. It needs more than seven thousand pounds a day to keep the service going. During the debate, MPs said it was unfair that the Lifeboat service benefits from zero-rated VAT.
Tesco has apologised after admitting a mix-up, which resulted in drivers filling up with diesel instead of petrol at its Catterick Garrison filling station. The company said the mistake was caused by human error.
Three men have arrested in an operation targeting fuel thieves.
They were arrested when North Yorkshire Police and Humberside Police joined officials at a site in Goole. There they found an operation suspected of being used to turn red fuel into white fuel.
Approximately 10,000 litres of fuel was seized along with equipment suspected of being used in the conversion process.
All three men have been questioned and have been released on police bail as the investigation continues.
Anne McIntosh, the MP for Thirsk and Malton, met the Chancellor George Osborne today to discuss a fuel duty rebate for rural parts of North Yorkshire.
People in this part of the country rely on their own transport and the high costs of fuel are also affecting the budgets of public services
Police have arrested two men in connection with the theft of fuel from cars. Officers were called to the Social Club in Market Rasen, early today after reports of two men acting suspiciously near a vehicle. A 31-year-old man and a 35 year old man, both from Nottinghamshire were arrested