Filling up costs Lancashire motorists less than most

Prices: The AA figures looked at costs across the country
Prices: The AA figures looked at costs across the country
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Driving in Lancashire is still amongst the cheapest in the UK, according to the latest AA figures.

Both unleaded and diesel prices, which have started to fall again nationally after a recent surge, show filling stations in the North West are continuing to offer fuel at competitive prices.

Only Yorkshire and Humberside averaged marginally less than this side of the Pennines during July with a low of 131.2 pence per litre for unleaded and 135 ppl for diesel.

The North West forecourts were selling at 131.5 and 135.8 respectively – both below the national average – with London and the North East also working out amongst the cheapest places to fill up. Northern Ireland had the highest price for unleaded at 132.4ppl, while Scotland recorded the highest price for diesel at 136.6ppl.

The news comes as prices have begun to fall after weeks of inching upwards due to uncertainty in the market. RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “The combination of the strengthening pound and the fact that tensions in both Ukraine and Iraq have not caused supply issues means wholesale prices have begun to ease again.”

UK drivers are still charged more for fuel than in most other European countries. Our diesel is the most expensive everywhere bar Norway. Norway also has the most expensive unleaded at 152.4p, with the Netherlands at 145.71, Italy 144.12, and Greece 139.37