Petrol prices reach record levels

Published:  26 November, 2009

UK: Diesel has risen to more than £5 a gallon as UK pump prices reach levels never seen before at this time of year.

Unleaded prices have risen by 3.6p a litre from 105.1p litre to 108.7p a litre. Diesel prices have also risen, by 3.8p a litre from 106.2p a litre to 110.0p a litre, according to the AA, whose fuel price data is supplied by Experian Catalist in co-operation with Arval UK.

Northern Ireland recorded the highest price for unleaded at 109.4p a litre. Yorkshire and Humberside recorded the lowest price for unleaded at 107.8p a litre.

Northern Ireland also recorded the highest diesel price at 110.8p a litre. The North West and Yorkshire and Humberside have the cheapest diesel at 109.1p a litre.Overseas prices have also risen.

The UK has the tenth highest unleaded price in Europe and the second highest diesel price.

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