Yorkshire cheapest for petrol

Petrol prices are on the rise again after more than three months of falling cost at the pumps - but Yorkshire and Humberside remains the cheapest area in the UK for petrol and diesel, according to the AA.

The motoring organisation also attacked the fuel industry for failing to pass on fully a 2p fall in diesel wholesale costs in November and December that, with VAT, were worth 2.5p at the pump.

The Office of Fair Trading decides soon whether to launch an investigation into fuel prices, hopefully tackling the fuel industry's treatment of drivers, consumers and businesses.

The insight we are now getting on wholesale price movements rams home the need for this information to be out in the public domain immediately. Wholesale petrol prices turned upward in the first week of January, average pump prices six days later. If falls in wholesale were reflected as quickly, no-one would mind - but they're not.

– Edmund King, AA President

Yorkshire and Humberside remains the cheapest area in the UK for petrol and diesel at 132.1p and 139.7p a litre respectively, with Northern Ireland the dearest at 133.6p and 141.0p per litre.

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