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Price of fuel still steady in Ipswich area - but 'shop around', AA maintains

PUBLISHED: 07:01 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 07:01 28 February 2017

Car being filled up with pump at petrol station. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

Car being filled up with pump at petrol station. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

The price of fuel remains largely unchanged in the Ipswich area for the third week running, according to online price comparison website Petrol Prices.

The cheapest places for unleaded are Morrisons in Sproughton Road and Goddard Road Asda, where it will cost 116.7p per litre.

The next three cheapest, at a cost of 118.9p each, are: The BP petrol station in Spring Road (RSS), the BP Meredith Service Station in Norwich Road and the BP petrol station in Ellenbrook Road (RSS).

For drivers of diesel cars, Morrisons in Sproughton Road and Goddard Road Asda are again the cheapest, with the same price of 118.7p.

The AA said earlier this month that the UK’s average petrol price has reach 120.11p a litre, up 0.63p on mid-January’s 119.48p. Diesel is now at 122.32p a litre, a third of a penny more expensive than last month when the cost averaged 121.98p a litre, it reported.

Edmund King, the AA’s president, said: “UK average petrol prices have hit a plateau of around 120p a litre for more than a fortnight, the perfect setting for local price variety and shopping around.

“We accept that it is the prerogative of any retailer to charge what they like for fuel and, in the past, we have seen supermarkets switch to fighting their price wars in the aisles rather than on the forecourts.

“However, this latest change of tactic comes after nearly 15 months of tight fuel-price competition among supermarkets.

“Drivers need to keep their ears and eyes open to locate lower pump prices. That may be a case of buying fuel in a neighbouring town with more competitive prices.”

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