Petrol price rises again

The average price of petrol has reached the 140p-a-litre mark again, the AA has said. Both petrol and diesel prices are now short of their all-time highs reached last year, with diesel now at an average of 146.38p a litre.

Petrol risen by 8 pence a litre since start of the year

Since the beginning of the year, petrol has risen around 8p a litre and diesel has gone up 6.5p.

  • The cheapest petrol can be found in northern England and in Yorkshire and Humberside, averaging around 139.3p a litre
  • The most expensive area for petrol is Northern Ireland at 141.1p a litre
  • Northern Ireland is substantially more expensive than the next dearest at 140.5p a litre in south-east England
  • The South East is also the most expensive for diesel, at 147.1p a litre
  • Yorkshire and Humberside is the cheapest for diesel at 145.7p

Petrol price short of all-time highs reached last year

The average price of petrol has reached the 140p-a-litre mark again, the AA has said.

Both petrol and diesel prices are now short of their all-time highs reached last year, with diesel now at an average of 146.38p a litre.

Petrol and diesel prices have risen again Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Supermarkets, however, have cut the price of fuel this week, and it is thought that Chancellor George Osborne will announce in his budget next week, that he is scrapping autumn's planned fuel duty rise.

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