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This week’s petrol and diesel prices across Suffolk, including in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Mildenhall and Stowmarket





This week, the average price of unleaded at the pumps nationally is 150.12p and diesel is 158.13p – but are we paying more or less than the average in Suffolk?

SuffolkNews conducted a survey on Wednesday – using data from petrolprices.com – to see what drivers in the county are paying at the pumps. The results might surprise you.

Anyone heading on a long journey might want to plan their petrol stops, as nationally the average prices for fuel at motorway service areas is 170.4p/179.5p. But are we paying more or less in Suffolk?

Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay
Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay

We found that on the whole drivers in the county are getting a better deal than the national picture – but you may have to hunt in specific places for cheaper fuel (hint: head for Woolpit).

And according to our survey the prices at Shell in Needham Market are among the highest in the county.

In Bury St Edmunds, the cheapest place to fill up is ASDA, at 145.7p per litre unleaded/154.7p per litre diesel, closely followed by Tesco and Sainsbury’s at 145.9p/154.9p.

Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay
Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay

Shell, in Newmarket Road, is still charging 154.9p/164.9p, making it the priciest filling station in town this week.

But head out of town to Woolpit if you want what we think could be the cheapest fuel in the county, as its Murco, in Old Stowmarket Road, is charging 140.9p/147.9p.

In the Brandon area, drivers will pay 148.9p/158.9p at BP stations in London Road, Brandon, and in Weeting.

In Mildenhall, Jet North Terrace is charging 147.9p/156.9p, compared to the costlier Shell station on the Fiveways roundabout, which is charging 156.9p/165.9p.

Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay
Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay

Drivers in Newmarket can expect to pay 147.9p/156.9 at the town’s Tesco. Prices at other filling stations in the Newmarket area range from Tesco prices up to the 157.9p/166.9p charged at the BP outlets on the A14 eastbound and westbound at Newmarket.

Haverhill Sainsbury’s petrol station is charging 148.9p/154.9p, while prices at Jet, in Manor Road, Haverhill, are pegged at 147.9p/153.9p and Sturmer Road Esso is charging 149.9p/154.9p.

Fuel at Murco Stradishall costs 146.9p/155.9p and at Pace, in Wickhambrook, it costs 151.9p/155.9p.

Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay
Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay

Over in Stowmarket, Tesco is charging 143.9p/152.9p, Esso 149.9p/156.9p and the Tothill BP 150.9p/157.9p.

Co-op, in Stowupland, matches Tesco prices at 143.9/152.9p, but the Norwich Road Shell, in Needham Market, is the most expensive petrol station in the area at 160.9p/169.9p.

In the Ipswich area, prices range from 142.9/151.9p at Sainsbury’s Warren Heath and 142.9p/152.9p at Harvest Energy Bourne Bridge service station, up to 159.9p/167.9p at Shell Orwell Bridge Road.

Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay
Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay

A good place to fill up is at Esso Capel service station, on the A12, which is currently charging 141.9p/148.9p, making it one of the cheapest stations in the county.

The Jet A12 northbound (Capelgate) is 144.9p/151.9p, with the BP Bentley service station opposite charging 149.9p/156.9p.

Heading to the Beccles area, Tesco Beccles comes in cheapest, at 147.9p/£155.9p, while Shell Beccles is the costliest at 152.9p/162.9p.

In Lowestoft, ASDA could be cheapest at 147.7p/154.7p and Shell, in High Street, the most expensive at 149.9p/155.9p.

Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay
Petrol and diesel prices are rising at the pumps. Picture: Pixabay

In Felixstowe, Morrisons is charging 146.9p/154.9p – with the Shell services, at Felixstowe docks, more expensive at 155.9p/167.9p.

In Woodbridge, the cheapest petrol station in town is Gulf Melton Road, where unleaded is 152.9p/162.9p.

Shell stations on the A12 at Woodbridge are charging 159.9p/167.9p, so drivers might be better off popping up the road to Tesco Extra Martlesham, where fuel is a bit cheaper at 145.9p/154.9p.

At Samkin of Saxmundham, in Chantry Road, no prices are reported for unleaded but super unleaded is listed as 165.9p and diesel 161.9p, while in Leiston, Esso Waterloo Avenue is charging 145.9p/153.9p.

In Framlingham, the Gulf is charging 144.7p/154.7p

Drivers in Brome can expect to pay 159.9p for diesel (no unleaded price listed) at the Gulf Devils Handbasin Garage, while the BP in Brockford is charging 149.9p and 157.9p.

Data was not available for Tesco petrol station in Sudbury, so Sainsbury’s could be the cheapest place in town to fill up, at 146.9p/155.9p. The most expensive filling station in Sudbury (although not by much ) is Esso, in Northern Road, at 148.9p/157.9p.

And finally, up the road in Hadleigh the Jet garage is charging 151.9p/157.9p.