HEREFORD petrol stations will still be providing drivers with expensive fuel, as prices continue to rise.

Shoppers at major supermarkets Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s could be spending up to £5 more when buying a tank’s worth of petrol or diesel, according to new analysis.

This increase in price comes as the value of the pound decreases.

AA fuel price spokesman Luke Bosdet said: “The influence of the exchange rate is often overlooked when drivers compare oil price movements with those at the pump.


“At the moment, it is critical. Oil and fuel on commodity markets are traded in dollars, which makes the weaker pound very bad news for motorists.

“The price of oil is back to the level at the start of the Ukraine war, but petrol is 15p a litre more expensive.

“Two-thirds of that higher cost is down to the weakness of the pound.”

But out of all the petrol stations in Hereford Asda came out cheapest for unleaded at 156.7p per litre, followed by Sainsbury’s at 156.9p.

Independent petrol station Baynhams, who own the Shell in Whitecross Road, were further down the queue at 160.9p per litre.

Saffron’s Cross Garage, in Bodenham, and Griffiths Garage, in Leintwardine, are two independent petrol stations that have kept “honest” prices as supermarkets have increased.


But Saffrons is currently selling unleaded for 159.9p per litre, which is more expensive than Asda and Sainsburys but cheaper than Co-op.

But Griffiths Garage prices remain considerably lower than Asda at 151.9p per litre for unleaded, and 

Here’s the cost of petrol in Hereford (correct as of October 10):

  1. Asda, Belmont Road: 156.7p unleaded, 175.7p diesel 
  2. Sainsbury’s, Barton Yard: 156.9p unleaded, 175.9p diesel
  3. Hinton Service Station, Ross Road: 156.8p unleaded, 175.8p diesel
  4. Tesco, Belmont: 156.9p unleaded, 175.9p diesel
  5. Texaco, Ledbury Road: 159.9p unleaded, 179.9p diesel
  6. Esso, Ledbury Road: 159.9p unleaded, 180.9p diesel 
  7. Co-op, Holmer Road: 160.9p unleaded, 181.9p diesel
  8. Shell, Whitecross Road: 160.9p unleaded, 190.7p diesel
  9.  Texaco, Commercial Road: 164.9p unleaded, 182.9p diesel
  10. BP, The Straight Mile: 169.9p unleaded, 189.9p diesel


The motoring organisation calculated that the price of petrol at UK forecourts would be “at least” 9p per litre cheaper if the pound had maintained its mid-February value of 1.35 US dollars, instead of this week’s level of 1.14 US dollars, which was a 37-year low.

The difference in pump prices is adding around £4.95 to the cost of filling up a typical 55-litre family car.

On Monday, Sterling hit 1.03 US dollars briefly, which is an all-time low.

Prices on things such as fuel and foreign holidays are expected to rise for Brits over the coming months and years.