Petrol prices lurch ever higher
Published:  15 July, 2009

CHEADLE: Despite the deep recession, petrol prices have risen by the second fastest rate ever.

The 5p/litre rise, which takes the price of petrol to 102.7p a litre, is second only to the 5.6p increase at the same time last year when oil prices were well above $100 a barrel, according to a report by Experian Catalist, in co-operation with Arval UK on behalf of the AA.

The price of diesel continues to go up, reaching 104.8p/litre.

Northern Ireland and the South West recorded the highest price for unleaded at 103.2p/litre.Yorkshire and Humberside recorded the lowest price for unleaded at 102p/litre.East Anglia recorded the highest diesel price at 105.5p/litre.The North West and Yorkshire and Humberside has the cheapest diesel at 104.1p/litre.

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

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