A further 3p-a-litre increase in the cost of petrol this month has taken the overall rise since 1 February to 10p a litre
Average UK petrol prices have reached a six-month high after going back above 117p a litre. Diesel’s price rise is smaller but hides the fact that the wholesale cost is around 2p a litre lower than petrol’s.
Unleaded prices are up 0.8p from 116.4 ppl to 117.2 ppl. Diesel prices have risen 0.3p from 120.7 ppl to 121.0 ppl. The price difference between unleaded and diesel has shrunk to 3.8 ppl.
Scotland has recorded the highest price for unleaded at 117.6 ppl. Northern Ireland and Wales have recorded the lowest price for unleaded at 117.0 ppl. Scotland has recorded the highest diesel price at 121.6 ppl. Northern Ireland has the cheapest diesel at 119.7 ppl.
Supermarket prices for unleaded have risen to 115.0 ppl. The gap between supermarket prices and the UK average for unleaded has grown to 2.2 ppl.
(Fuel price data is supplied by Experian Catalist in cooperation with Arval UK Ltd)
(1 July 2015)