Petrol prices are se to hit a new record high in the UK, according to new analysis, with some petrol stations in Hereford a lot cheaper than others.

Nationally, increases in the wholesale cost of diesel have been "loaded onto petrol", the AA said.

Figures from Experian Catalyst show average petrol pump prices moved within a fraction of 1p of the record on Thursday, reaching 142.16p per litre.


In Hereford, Sainsbury's, off the A438 Whitecross Road, is the cheapest place to go if you're after petrol or diesel.

Here are the 10 cheapest places to fill up the car, sorted by cheapest petrol price per litre, before you head off for a trip to work or to the shops:

  1. Sainsbury's: 136.9p unleaded, 137.9p diesel
  2. Hinton Service Station: 137.8p unleaded, 138.8p diesel
  3. Texaco, Ledbury Road: 139.9p unleaded, 142.9p diesel
  4. Texaco, Commercial Road: 139.9p unleaded, 146.9p diesel
  5. Tesco Belmont: 139.9p unleaded, 139.9p diesel
  6. Asda: 140.7p unleaded, 142.7p diesel
  7. Esso, Ledbury Road: 140.9p unleaded, 142.9p diesel
  8. Shell, Whitecross Road: 140.9p unleaded, 145.9p diesel
  9. Co-op, Holmer Road: 142.9p unleaded, 147.9p diesel
  10. BP, Rotherwas Service Station, Holme Lacy Road: 144.9p unleaded, 148.9p diesel

All prices were correct, according to, at the time of writing.

The motoring organisation's fuel spokesman Luke Bosdet said: "The AA recognises that there is probably still turmoil in the fuel trade after the panic buying, and that may well have disrupted diesel contracts.

"It also understands that it is basic commerce for a retailer to load more profit on to some items than others.

"But for the petrol retailers to state that the rise in petrol prices, and likely a new record, is completely down to circumstances beyond their control just doesn't ring true and has to be challenged."


On Wednesday, the Petrol Retailers Association said fuel price records are "almost certain to be eclipsed" before the end of next week.

It insisted the "primary reason" for that happening is the "rise and rise of crude oil costs", which have increased by more than 50 per cent since January.

The highest price recorded is 142.48p in April 2012.

Average diesel prices on Thursday were 145.68p.

The AA said wholesale price increases since the summer should have resulted in diesel setting new records, with petrol still around 2.5p off its all-time high.