Petrol costs remain high across the UK, as last month drivers were hit with the largest monthly rise in pump prices on record. Despite a cut in fuel duty, the RAC said the average cost of a liter of petrol at forecourts rose by 11.6p to end the March at 163.3p.
Diesel prices rose even more sharply, up 22.1p per liter to 177.3p. The previous biggest monthly increases in average fuel prices in records dating back to 2000 were October last year for petrol (7.4p per litre) and May 2008 for diesel (8.4p per litre).
Last month’s increases came despite Chancellor Rishi Sunak implementing a 5p per liter cut in fuel duty on March 23. That was worth a saving of 6p per liter owing to the impact on VAT.
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The RAC said the rise in pump prices was driven by surging wholesale costs caused by the war in Ukraine and drivers would have been hit by even higher prices without the cut in fuel duty. The latest data from the RAC shows that the average liter of petrol costs 162.64p while the diesel costs 176.90p per litre.
The Manchester Evening News has compiled a list of 15 places supplying some of the cheapest petrol and diesel fuel across Greater Manchester and a bit further afield. All these locations are within 10 miles from the center of Manchester and all data was collated from PetrolPrices.com.
Petrol prices can vary depending on supply and demand. These prices were correct at the time of writing (Friday, April 8) but could change quickly as prices continue to increase.
Cheapest petrol prices in and around Manchester
1. Costco Oldham, 153.7p
2. Morrisons Failsworth, 155.7p
3. Morrisons Oldham, 155.7p
4. Morrisons Denton, 155.7p
5. Morrisons Dunkinfield, 155.7p
6. Morrisons Hyde, 155.7p
7. Sainsburys Denton, 155.9p
8. Morrisons Openshaw, 156.7p
9. Costco Manchester, 156.7p
10. Morrisons Cheadle Heath, 156.7p
11. St Anne’s Service Station, Ashton Old Road, 156.9p
12. Tesco Blackley, 156.9p
13. Tesco Failsworth Extra, 156.9p
14. Tesco Middleton Extra, 156.9p
15. Sainsburys Ashton Moss, 156.9p
Cheapest diesel prices in and around Manchester
1. Costco Oldham, 167.9p
2. Tesco Manchester Gorton Extra, 168.9p
3. St Anne’s Service Station, Ashton Old Road, 168.9p
4. Tesco Droylsden, 168.9p
5. Tesco Blackley, 168.9p
6. Costco Manchester, 168.9p
7. Tesco Middleton Extra, 168.9p
8. Tesco Stockport Extra, 168.9p
9. Tesco Oldham Huddersfield Road Extra, 168.9p
10. Tesco Salford Extra, 169.9p
11. Tesco Stretford Extra, 169.9p
12. Tesco Prestwich, 169.9p
13. Tesco Baguley Extra, 169.9p
14. Shell Styal Road Service Station, 169.9p
15. Asda Ashton-under-Lyne, 170.7p
PetrolPrices.com covers major service stations including brands like BP, Shell, and Texaco as well as supermarkets, smaller chains and independent stations. The website combines price data from Catalist with its own crowdsource data, which comes from website users and forecourt owners.
The site says it hopes to have “the most up to date and reliable price data across the industry”.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.