Suffolk fuel lowest in UK

MOTORISTS in Suffolk can say tanks for the good news – but there's bad news too in the latest petrol price survey.Although drivers in Britain, alongside Norway, pay the most for their petrol in Europe, East Anglia has the lowest average price for fuel in the country, according to the latest figures from the AA.

MOTORISTS in Suffolk can say tanks for the good news – but there's bad news too in the latest petrol price survey.

Although drivers in Britain, alongside Norway, pay the most for their petrol in Europe, East Anglia has the lowest average price for fuel in the country, according to the latest figures from the AA.

The national average for standard unleaded petrol is 75.6 pence per litre (ppl), but in East Anglia the average is 75.2 ppl while a motorist in Luxembourg would only pay just under 50 pence for a litre of unleaded.

The Fuel Price Report, carried out by the AA, showed that there has been a rise in the cost of both unleaded and diesel over the last month, nationally. Unleaded went up by 0.8 ppl and diesel by the same amount.

To see how these rises have affected prices in and around Ipswich, the Evening Star carried out a survey of the cost of petrol, and checked them against the national average.

The survey found that supermarkets and larger suppliers, such as Shell and BP, in the region are selling unleaded petrol 2.7 ppl cheaper than the national average at 72.9 ppl.

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Diesel is being sold at 74.9 ppl, which represents a saving of 1.8 ppl on the UK average price of 76.7 ppl.

The cost of fuel at smaller scale petrol stations is slightly higher on average as is the case in service stations along major routes.

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To find out the cheapest petrol station near you:

EVENING STAR PRICE SURVEY

Fuel price results in pence per litre

Meredith Filling Station, Norwich Road,

Ipswich.

Unleaded 73.9

LRP 77.9

Diesel 74.9

Morrisons, Sproughton Road, Ipswich.

Unleaded 72.9

LRP 75.9

Diesel 74.9

Shell UK, Grove Road, Woodbridge.

Unleaded 72.9

LRP 77.9

Diesel 74.9

Bixley Road Service Station, Ipswich.

Unleaded 76.9

LRP 79.9

Diesel 77.9

Tescos, Copdock Interchange, Ipswich.

Unleaded 72.9

LRP 74.9

Diesel 74.9

Martlesham Heath Services

Unleaded 73.9

LRP 76.9

Diesel 75.9

Tescos, Anson Road, Martlesham Heath.

Unleaded 72.9

LRP 77.9

Diesel 74.9

Sainsburys, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich.

Unleaded 72.9

LRP 75.9

Diesel 74.9

Stowupland Service Station.

Unleaded 75.9

LRP -

Diesel 76.9

Sainsburys, Warren Heath.

Unleaded 72.9

LRP 75.9

Diesel 74.9

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