Showing fuel prices as of 18 July 2022.
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You can use the Petrol Prices app to find the cheapest petrol prices nearby.
Petrol prices this week
This price of unleaded is down by -1.71p this week, with an average cost of 188.92p per litre, compared with 190.63p last week.
Diesel prices this week
This price of diesel is down by -1.21p this week, with an average cost of 197.53p per litre, compared with 198.74p last week.
Breakdown of the cost of unleaded
The current cost of unleaded petrol includes 37.78p VAT and 52.95p fuel duty. 48% of the cost of fuel is tax. The remaining 98.19p per litre covers the wholesale cost, distribution and retailer profit.
Breakdown of the cost of diesel
The current cost of diesel fuel includes 39.51p VAT and 52.95p fuel duty. 47% of the cost of fuel is tax. The remaining 105.07p per litre covers the wholesale cost, distribution and retailer profit.
Fuel duty is currently set at 52.95p per litre. You will also pay the standard 20% VAT on petrol and diesel.
Based on average current prices of 188.92p per litre, 48% of the total price of petrol is tax. 47% of the cost of diesel is tax.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for fuel massively reduced leading to a drop in price. Due to increased demand more recently, suppliers are having difficulty keeping up with demand. This has led to a sudden increase in wholesale fuel prices.
You can take some fairly simple steps to improve the miles per gallon in your current vehicle:
You can also use online services to find the cheapest petrol prices nearby for example, the Petrol Prices app.
It’s usually much cheaper per mile when comparing electric car charging with petrol or diesel, especially when charging at home. There are a number of factors that could affect the potential savings, for example:
Enter your vehicle registration to check the MPG figures for your vehicle for free.
These figures may vary depending on a number of factors, including:
The only completely accurate way to get this figure is to use the in car computer to monitor your driving.
With under-inflated tyres, more of the tyre is in contact with the road. This increases rolling resistance and will result in your vehicle being less fuel efficient.
Tyres also have fuel efficiency ratings from A-G. By having correctly inflated tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating, you could increase you fuel efficiency by up to 10%.