Norfolk petrol prices see highest hike in the UK - but which town is cheapest?

PUBLISHED: 15:43 03 April 2019 | UPDATED: 08:38 04 April 2019

Fuel prices have rocketed in Norfolk Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fuel prices have rocketed in Norfolk Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Norfolk drivers have suffered the highest hike in diesel prices in the past month compared with any other place in the country.

Diesel prices in Norfolk, and the East of England region more generally, have seen prices rise by 0.99p between March 3 and March 31 according to the RAC.

This puts the price of a litre of diesel at £1.31p, compared to £1.30 just 28 days before.

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Litre-by-litre this may seem fairly small but to fill up the tank of a Ford Focus at 52 litres drivers will pay just £68 now instead of £63 three weeks before.

And the prices in the East are well above the national average for diesel of 130.67p a litre at the end of last month.

The average price across the UK only rose by 0.7p a litre.

The region has always been among the most expensive places to fill up both for diesel and unleaded. And despite the high prices for diesel inflation of unleaded prices is now rising at a faster rate.

For the same period, unleaded petrol in Norfolk rose 1.68p a litre to 123.24p.

However unlike diesel this is actually significantly below the national average which saw unleaded petrol rise around 2p a litre for the 28-day period.

The cheapest place to fill your tank is Northern Ireland at £1.20 a litre with consumers also seeing the lowest amount of inflation.

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RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “Throughout March the wholesale price of diesel was on average 6p a litre more than petrol. This gap has now closed which should hopefully bring some relief to drivers of diesel vehicles.

“If retailers play fair with motorists the price of the fuel should fall by around 3p a litre in the next fortnight whereas petrol looks like it’s set to rise further with at least a penny or two likely to go on in the coming weeks.”

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