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Cheapest fuel prices in Shropshire as rise in pump costs is explained

Fuel prices in the UK have risen to an average of 150p per litre for the first time since January.

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D A Roberts Fuels Ltd in Whitchurch (Essar Garage). Consistently cheaper fuel prices..

According to data from the AA, figures show that the average unleaded price now stands at 150.1p, while the cost of diesel has jumped to 152.41p - further raising the financial pressures already facing the country.

AA spokesperson Luke Bosdet said wholesale cost increases "appear to have peaked for the moment".

"It is still possible to find fuel stations offering fuel at four to five pence a litre cheaper than most. The problem is knowing where they are," he said.

The latest report comes after analysis from the RAC revealed the UK's four biggest supermarkets - Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons - have doubled their profit margins on fuel since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

The supermarkets increased their margins from 4.7p per litre prior to the war to around 10p per litre since.

The increased profit margins saw drivers paying an extra 6p per litre for fuel last year

Ricky Allman, finance director at D A Roberts Fuels & Garage Limited, said the increase in fuel prices are due to a number of factors.