Cheapest petrol and diesel in Shropshire as average price nears £2 a litre

The average price is of diesel is reaching the unwanted milestone of £2 a litre.

Figures from data firm Experian show the average price of a litre of diesel at UK forecourts reached a new high of 197.1p on Tuesday.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said wholesale costs mean pump prices are "on course" to hit 200p per litre, as reports suggest car use increased 80 per cent on Tuesday due to the rail strike.

Mr Williams said the price of diesel is "perilously close to the £2-a-litre milestone", with the cost of a full tank for a 55-litre family car exceeding £108.

He went on: “With the oil price falling and wholesale costs down over the last week, pressure is mounting on the biggest retailers to turn the tide and put petrol pump prices into reverse.

"It now seems we’ve reached the current petrol peak, so we expect to see the big four supermarkets start to cut their prices.

"As they dominate UK fuel retailing this should lead to others reducing their prices too, which will benefit drivers everywhere.

"The situation with diesel is different, unfortunately, as wholesale prices last week still put it on course to move closer towards an average of £2 a litre."

We checked out to see what the cheapest prices were in the Shropshire and Mid Wales.

Here are the best prices we found on Wednesday morning:

Cheapest unleaded

  • Asda, Old Potts Way, Shrewsbury: 184.7p

  • Sainsbury's, Hereford Road, Shrewsbury: 184.9p

  • Asda, St George's Way, Donnington Wood: 184.7p

  • Sainsbury's, Colliers Way, Telford: 184.9p

  • Morrisons, Whitchurch Road, Shrewsbury: 185.7p

Cheapest diesel

  • Morrisons, Whitchurch Road, Shrewsbury: 192.7p

  • Asda, Old Potts Way, Shrewsbury: 193.7p

  • Sainsbury's, Hereford Road, Shrewsbury: 193.9p

  • Shawbirch service station, Shawbirch Cross Roads, Telford: 194.8p

  • Morrisons, Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry: 196.9p

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