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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