Petrol Costs Over £6.00 Per Gallon In Some Parts Of The UK
Published: 11 May 2010 By MoneyHighStreet Staff Leave a Comment
Petrol and diesel prices have been rising recently, however motorists are being charged £6.09 per gallon for petrol in a rural part of Essex.
The price of petrol and diesel has been rising over the last few months as strengthening oil prices and recent tax increases have driven fuel costs upwards, however the cost of petrol in rural Essex has firmly breached the £6 per gallon mark, as our video shows.
The average price for petrol is currently £1.21 per litre which equates to £5.53 per gallon. Diesel is selling for £1.23, on average (£5.59 per gallon), so it was with some surprise that we learnt that a petrol station on the outskirts of a rural Essex village is charging £6.09 for a gallon of petrol. It is also is charging just under £1.35 per litre for diesel which is £6.13 per gallon.
This means that it will cost £60.71 to fill up a Ford Fiesta with petrol, which has a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres, at that petrol station.
In the nearby town, petrol and diesel prices are set close to the national average so motorists will be advised to fill their cars up there rather than pay well over £6 per gallon a few miles down the road.
Although it is to be expected that the more remote petrol stations will charge more for their fuel, charging at least 50p more per gallon seems excessive.
The problem for motorists is that it will not be long before we all pay £6 or more for a gallon of petrol and diesel. It was only in November 2009 that we were discussing the reasons for petrol costing £5 per gallon.
If the pound continues to weaken against the dollar with all the political uncertainty at the moment and global oil prices continue to rise, the forthcoming fuel tax raises that are already scheduled for later in the year are likely to push fuel prices above £6 per gallon for all of us.