Cheapest and most expensive places to buy petrol revealed

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A new survey says the average price at the pumps is falling, although there are big differences across the UK.

The price of unleaded petrol has dropped, according to new figures from Santander.

The bank's research found that the average price at the pump has decreased by 6.28p a litre since early March.

However, there are big differences between prices in different parts of the UK. Carlisle is the cheapest place to fill up with unleaded petrol, with an average price of 129.7p a litre. Taunton in Somerset is the most expensive place, with prices averaging 136.9p a litre.

Here are the top five most expensive places to fill up with unleaded petrol.

TownPrice per litre of unleaded petrolCost of filling up 60-litre tank (eg Ford Focus)Cost of filling up 70-litre tank (eg Ford Galaxy)
Taunton136.9p£82.14£95.83
Hereford136.33p£81.80£95.43
Northampton136.12p£81.67£95.28
Stevenage135.85p£81.51£95.10
Milton Keynes135.5p£81.30£94.85

And here are the five cheapest places.

TownPrice per litre of unleaded petrolCost of filling up 60-litre tank (eg Ford Focus)Cost of filling up 70-litre tank (eg Ford Galaxy)
Carlisle129.7p£77.82£90.79
Aberdeen129.9p£77.94£90.93
Bradford129.9p£77.94£90.93
Wigan130.13p£78.08£91.09
Sunderland130.7p£78.42£91.49


To find out where you can buy petrol for less in your area, go to PetrolPrices.com

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Oil falls, but has it been overpriced?
The Office for National Statistics said that the price of oil fell by 6.8% between March and April, which is one of the key contributors to a fall in annual inflation during April and the price falls above.

There was also relief for motorists in this year's Budget when a planned 3p increase in fuel duty, due to come into effect in September, was scrapped.

However, BP and Shell are among companies currently being investigated over alleged fixing of oil prices.

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