Fuel price lottery goes on

ANOTHER day and another fuel price nightmare for Suffolk's drivers today as the huge disparity in what motorists are forced to pay to fill up continued.

ANOTHER day and another fuel price nightmare for Suffolk's drivers today as the huge disparity in what motorists are forced to pay to fill up continued.

Throughout the area fuel prices varied wildly as oil companies cashed in at the expense of the British driver.

In Ipswich motorists could get away with paying 102.9p for unleaded while in Felixstowe the cheapest you could fill-up with unleaded was 105.9p.

Today's Evening Star PriceCheck aims to help you find the cheapest place to fill up for the weekend.


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Last week canny drivers could find unleaded at 101.9p in Ipswich - a penny cheaper than today.

Today there was a six pence difference between the cheapest and most expensive for unleaded and for diesel that difference rose to seven pence.

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Fuel prices in the East are now the highest in the country bar London, with the cost of a gallon of unleaded petrol increasing by more than 80 pence in the last year.

Motorists have been left puzzling about how the companies arrive at their prices - but the main factor is clearly the price the station purchased the fuel for in the first place.

However this leaves stations throughout the area offering fuel at different prices - even though they may be from the same fuel or supermarket chain or within a mile of each other.

Unleaded fuel in the area ranged today from 102.9 to 108.9 while diesel ranged from 108.9 to 115.9.

Are you happy with the price you are paying for petrol or diesel? Send us your views on the worst offenders or the cheapest companies. Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Asda, Whitehouse, Ipswich

Unleaded: 102.9p Diesel: 108.9p

BP, Meredith, Ipswich

Unleaded: 106.9p Diesel: 112.9p

BP, Roundwood, Ipswich

Unleaded: 104.9p Diesel: 111.9p

BP, Snax 24, Ellenbrook Road, Ipswich

Unleaded: 103.9p Diesel: 108.9p

BP, Snax 24, Spring Road, Ipswich

Unleaded: 104.9p Diesel: 111.9p

F Esso, Nacton Road, Ipswich

Unleaded: 106.9p Diesel: 115.9p

G Morrisons, Sproughton Rd, Ipswich

Unleaded: 102.9p Diesel: 110.9p

H Sainsbury's, Warren Heath, Ipswich

Unleaded: 104.9p Diesel: 111.9p

I Sainsbury's, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich

Unleaded: 102.9p Diesel: 109.9p

J Shell, Bourne Bridge, Ipswich

Unleaded: 103.9p Diesel: 109.9p

K Shell, Heath, Ipswich

Unleaded: 104.9p Diesel: 110.9p

L Shell, Ranelagh, Ipswich

Unleaded: 102.9p Diesel: 110.9p

M Shell, Whitehouse, Ipswich

Unleaded: 102.9p Diesel: 110.9p

N Tesco, Copdock, Ipswich

Unleaded: 103.9p Diesel: 109.9p

O Shell, Orwell Bridge, Nacton

Unleaded: 103.9p Diesel: 111.9p

P Tesco, Martlesham Heath

Unleaded: 106.9p Diesel: 111.9p

Q BP, Anson Road, Martlesham Heath

Unleaded: 108.9p Diesel: 114.9p

R Shell, Grove, Woodbridge

Unleaded: 106.9p Diesel: 112.9p

S Tesco, Cedars Link, Stowmarket

Unleaded: 107.9p Diesel: 113.9p (prices 13/3/08)

T Esso, Combs Ford, Stowmarket

Unleaded: 108.9p n Diesel: 113.9p (prices 13/3/08)

U BP, Anzani Avenue, Felixstowe

Unleaded: 107.9p Diesel: 115.9p

V Esso, High Road West, Felixstowe

Unleaded: 107.9p Diesel: 115.9p

W Morrisons, Grange Farm, Felixstowe

Unleaded: 105.9p Diesel: 111.9p

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