Shock News About North South Fuel Cost Divide

Thursday, 16. September 2010

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The AA has revealed that we are seeing a North South divide open up when it comes to fuel. Apparently prices are rising faster in the south than in the north. Recent drops in oil prices should have resulted in pump prices dropping but the garages in the south seem reluctant to pass on the savings. The average price of a litre of petrol in the north is now 115.5 pence but in the south it’s 117.2 pence. The gap has opened from 0.9pence to 1.7pence in the last 3 months. They also made the point that the supermarkets are not always the cheapest, they tend to use fuel prices as part of a promotion. I can confirm that as our local Tesco is often beaten by our Shell garage. To see who is offering the cheapest fuel in your area you can visit a couple of sites:  or (this site is having a couple of server problems at the moment). Don’t forget to factor in the cost of getting to a cheap petrol station if it’s further than the one you normally use. I know someone (no names as she gets a copy of this) who does a 10 mile round trip to fill up with fuel that is 2pence per litre difference and often only puts in 15 litres. That has saved 30pence at the pump but at 40 miles to the gallon that trip cost her £1.34. Any comments? By Graham Hill

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