Diesel has become cheaper than petrol for the first time since 2001
Diesel has become cheaper than petrol for the first time since 2001, at last matching the differential at wholesale level. Meanwhile, a falling oil price and a supermarket price war have significantly lowered pump prices in general.
Unleaded prices have dropped 2.4p from 117.2 ppl 114.8ppl. Diesel prices have fallen 7.4p from 119.3 ppl to 111.9 ppl. The price difference between diesel and unleaded has dropped from plus 2.1 ppl to minus 2.9ppl .
Scotland has recorded the highest price for unleaded at 115.2 ppl. Yorkshire & Humberside, the South West, and London have recorded the lowest price for unleaded at 114.7 ppl. Scotland has recorded the highest diesel price at 112.4 ppl. The North, Yorkshire & Humberside, East Midlands and the South West have the cheapest diesel at 111.8 ppl.
Supermarket prices for unleaded have risen to 113.4 ppl. The gap between supermarket prices and the UK average for unleaded has shrunk to 1.4 ppl.
(Fuel price data is supplied by Experian Catalist in cooperation with Arval UK Ltd)
(1 September 2015)