Northern Ireland and South East most expensive for petrol

The AA says drivers have been caught between a pound weakened against the dollar and soaring wholesale prices, both due to stock market speculation.

  • Yorkshire and Humberside and the north of England are the cheapest for petrol at the moment at 137.6p a litre
  • Prices in London and Scotland at an average of 137.8p
  • Northern Ireland and south-east England are the most expensive at 145.2p
  • Drivers used 1.465 billion litres of petrol last month, down 14 million on the previous all-time low set in March last year and nearly 100 million below December's consumption of 1.564 billion

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Stock market 'raising fuel costs'

The falling pound and stock market speculators are driving up the cost of petrol, according to the AA. The price of petrol at the pumps has gone up a further 1p in the last five days. The Chancellor says he has "taken action."