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Fuel price index

The most comprehensive analysis of petrol, diesel and other fuel prices across the UK

Page last updated on 21/09/18

The average price of fuel

These are the average prices that you can expect to pay UK-wide for the major types of fuel. We update these prices weekly.

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Billboard showing average prices of fuel across the UK 131.2p 134.3p 62.8p 140.6p 145.0p 0.0p 0.1p 0.1p 0.1p 0.2p Prices updated from 14/09 to 21/09/18

Cost of filling your car

How much it costs to fill up your car depends on its fuel capacity. Here’s how much it costs to fill three typical tank sizes based on the current average price of fuel.

Image showing how much it costs to fill three typical tank sizes based on the current average price of fuel.
Image showing how much it costs to fill three typical tank sizes based on the current average price of fuel.
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How much do you really spend on fuel?

The price of petrol and diesel is always changing, so it helps to save money on fuel where you can.
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Cheapest & most expensive areas

How does the price of fuel in your area fare against the rest of the UK?

Cheapest

  • 128.5p - Cleveland (TS)
  • 128.5p - Wigan (WN)
  • 128.8p - Blackpool (FY)
  • 128.9p - Liverpool (L)
  • 129.1p - Edinburgh (EH)

Most expensive

  • 139.7p - Lerwick (ZE)
  • 137.3p - Outer Hebrides (HS)
  • 135.9p - Kirkwall (KW)
  • 134.5p - West London (W)
  • 134.4p - East Central London (EC)
Map showing average UK petrol prices by region

Fuel prices over time

The graph below shows petrol and diesel prices over the past year.

Petrol
Diesel
Graph showing changing UK fuel prices over time
Date Petrol Diesel
Sep '17 119.5p 120.4
Oct '17 118.4p 120.6p
Nov '17 120.6p 123.1p
Dec '17 120.9p 123.4p
Jan '18 122.0p 124.8p
Feb '18 121.3p 124.0p
Mar '18 120.0p 122.9p
Apr '18 121.8p 124.5p
May '18 124.2p 127.1p
Jun '18 128.9p 132.0p
Jul '18 128.6 131.8p
Aug '18 129.9p 132.7p
Sep '18 131.4p 134.3p

Tip from Amanda, our motoring expert

"Always keep your tyres pumped to the recommended level. Underinflated tyres can have a surprising effect on fuel consumption. If you're just 10 PSI under, you're burning as much as 2.5% more fuel than you need to be."

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