My Tiny Thoughts

Just another weblog

The cheapest places in the UK and world for petrol – Yahoo! Finance UK


The cheapest places in the UK and world for petrol

Petrol prices vary wildly from region to region and country to country, so where’s cheapest?



The bank holiday is an opportunity for people to head out of (or into) town and visit friends, relatives – or even jet overseas for a short break.
But those driving in the UK will not just encounter a change of scenery, but a large difference in the cost of filling up the car.
Figures from Santander show there’s a 16.2p a litre difference in the petrol prices paid by Brits in different parts of the country, meaning filling up could cost you £10 more (or less) depending on where you go.

Where’s cheapest then?
Looking at credit card data, Santander compared the prices paid for unleaded at petrol stations across the country – the cheapest region to fill up in was Grampian in Scotland with an average petrol price of 129.7 pence a litre.
Outside of Scotland, Denbighshire in Wales has the cheapest price per litre of 130.9p.
Regionally, north-west England was cheapest at an average of 131.9 pence per litre of premium unleaded fuel.
Where to avoid
As well as the cheapest place to fill up in Britain, Scotland is also home to the most expensive – with a litre of unleaded the Shetland Islands costing 145.9p on average, more than anywhere else.
After the Shetland Islands, Humberside was the next costliest place to fill up, where petrol costs 137.9p a litre. That high price helped push Yorkshire and Humberside to the top of the most expensive region table.

Average petrol costs by region



Yorkshire & Humberside
133.4 pence per litre

South West
133.2 pence per litre

133.1 pence per litre

West Midlands
133.0 pence per litre

132.8 pence per litre

East Midlands
132.8 pence per litre

North East
132.5 pence per litre

132.3 pence per litre

East of England
132.3 pence per litre

South East
132.2 pence per litre

Northern Ireland
132.1 pence per litre

North West
131.9 pence per litre

[Related feature: The real reason UK petrol prices are so high]
Heading overseas
The savings available to people in different countries dwarf those available to people in different parts of the UK.
New research from car dealers
Evans Halshaw shows Venezuela is the cheapest country to by petrol in for the second year running.
At just 8p a litre, the South American state has a bigger petrol smuggling trade than a drug smuggling one – especially given that residents of neighbouring nation Columbia pay more than 40 times as much for their fuel.
After Venezuela, Egypt (9p a litre), Saudi Arabia (10p a litre), Qatar (12p a litre) and Bahrain (15p a litre) are the cheapest countries to but petrol in.
By contrast, Norway was found to be the most expensive country to fill up in – with petrol costing an astonishing 1.64p a litre in the Scandinavian state.
Turkey (£1.62 a litre), the Netherlands (£1.48 a litre), Italy (£1.46 a litre) and Greece (£1.45 a litre) were the next most expensive.
[Related feature:
The countries where petrol costs the most]
The 10 cheapest countries to buy petrol


The cheapest places in the UK and world for petrol – Yahoo! Finance UK


August 27, 2012 - Posted by | Blog, Blogroll, Computers, Holiday, Holidays, Internet, Just Wrong, Money, nature, People, Politics | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Pretty great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really loved surfing around your weblog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I am hoping you write once more soon!

    Comment by deal | August 31, 2012

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: