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Fuel price index

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

Last updated 20th October 2017

The average price of fuel

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

Blue image of a petrol prices style board illustrating the current cost of different types of fuel in the UK118.2p120.5p59.8p128.2p132.3p

Cheapest & most expensive areas

This map shows the average price of fuel per litre across the UK’s main postcode areas. How does the price of fuel in your area compare?

Petrol Diesel

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.

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Image showing how much it costs to fill three typical tank sizes based on the current average price of fuel.

Prices over time

Fuel prices can change over time. Follow the average cost of petrol and diesel month-by-month here.

Fuel prices can change over time. This graph plots the average cost per litre of petrol and diesel every month, and pinpoints the highest prices over the past year.

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A graph illustrating the change in cost of petrol and diesel over time.

Month Petrol Diesel
Oct '16 116.6p 114.9p
Nov '16 117.8p 115.7p
Dec '16 118.5p 115.8p
Jan '17 121.9p 119.2p
Feb '17 122.5p 120.2p
Mar '17 121.5p 119.3p
Apr '17 120.4p 118.6p
May '17 118.4p 117.1p
Jun '17 116.9p 116.0p
Jul '17 115.7p 114.9p
Aug '17 117.6p 116.6p
Sept '17 120.4p 119.5p
Oct '17 120.5p 118.4p

Prices are obtained from 83% of fuel stations nationwide. Data provided by Experian.

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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."

Read more tips to help improve fuel economy

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