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Current UK Fuel Prices

Showing fuel prices as of 24 May 2022.

This WeekLast WeekChange
Petrol 167.67p165.09p+2.58p
Diesel 181.14p179.67p+1.47p

Fuel prices this week

Petrol prices this week

This price of unleaded is up by +2.58p this week, with an average cost of 167.67p per litre, compared with 165.09p last week.

Diesel prices this week

This price of diesel is up by +1.47p this week, with an average cost of 181.14p per litre, compared with 179.67p last week.

Fuel cost breakdown

Breakdown of the cost of unleaded

The current cost of unleaded petrol includes 33.53p VAT and 52.95p fuel duty. 51.6% of the cost of fuel is tax. The remaining 81.19p per litre covers the wholesale cost, distribution and retailer profit.

Breakdown of the cost of diesel

The current cost of diesel fuel includes 36.23p VAT and 52.95p fuel duty. 49.2% of the cost of fuel is tax. The remaining 91.96p per litre covers the wholesale cost, distribution and retailer profit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much tax do you pay on petrol and diesel?

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 167.67p per litre, 51.6% of the total price of petrol is tax. 49.2% of the cost of diesel is tax.

What’s the cheapest fuel price near me?

There are a number of services you can use to find the cheapest petrol stations nearby.

You can use the confused.com petrol prices service to find lowest priced fuel nearby. PetrolPrices.com also allows you to check the fuel prices at local stations.

Why are petrol prices so high?

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.

How can I save money on petrol?

You can take some fairly simple steps to improve the miles per gallon in your current vehicle:

  • Shop around for the lowest price fuel
  • Inflate your tyres correctly
  • Reduce unnecessary weight (e.g. in the boot)
  • Reduce drag (e.g. roof racks)
  • Drive more economically
  • Turn off unnecessary equipment (e.g. air con / heated seats)

Will I save money by switching to an electric car?

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:

  • Size and weight of the vehicle
  • Increased cost of the vehicle

How accurate are the tax rates displayed?

The tax rate is estimated based on the vehicle data provided by the DVLA. Before purchasing a vehicle, you should confirm the car tax estimate is correct by speaking to the current owner or the DVLA.

It’s also important to consider the range of the vehicle, charge time and access to charge points to decide if an electric vehicle is suitable for you.

How can I check my vehicles MPG figure?

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:

  • Driving style
  • Type of roads driven on
  • Weight of your vehicle

The only completely accurate way to get this figure is to use the in car computer to monitor your driving.

How does tyre pressure affect MPG?

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%.