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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





With petrol prices across the UK hitting an average 150.1p a litre this week, we are taking a look at prices across Suffolk.

According to the AA, petrol prices across the UK are now at the highest level since November, while average diesel prices rose to 158.3p a litre.

Overall inflation, which measures the pace of price rises, has eased, however the cost of petrol and diesel rose in March.

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

A SuffolkNews survey conducted this week discovered 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 a word of warning for anyone planning a long-distance trip, avoid filling up at Shell in Needham Market as, according to our survey, it could be the most expensive station in Suffolk.

In Bury St Edmunds, the cheapest place to fill up is ASDA, at 145.7p per litre unleaded/£155.7p per litre diesel, closely followed by Tesco and Sainsbury’s at 145.9p/155.9p.

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

Shell, in Newmarket Road, is 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 currently charging £140.9p/£147.9p.

In the Brandon area, drivers will pay 149.9p/158.9p at BP stations in London Road, Brandon, and in Weeting.

In Mildenhall, Jet North Terrace is charging 146.9p/155.9p, compared to the costlier BP, Shell and Esso stations on or near the Fiveways roundabout, which are each charging 155.9p/164.9p.

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 144.9p/153.9 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 148.9p/153.9p and Sturmer Road Esso is charging 149.9p/154.9p.

Fuel at Murco Stradishall costs 146.9p/155.9p – the same as the nearby Pace, in Wickhambrook.

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/157.9.

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 (and possibly the county), at £161.9p/171.9p.

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 148.9p/156.9p.

Heading to the Beccles area, Tesco Beccles comes in cheapest, at 147.9p/154.9p, while Shell Beccles is the costliest at 152.9p/162.9p.

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

In Lowestoft, Pace Carlton Colville could be cheapest at 147.5p/153.9p and Shell, in High Street, the most expensive at 149.9p/157.9p.

In Felixstowe, Morrisons and Teso petrol stations are charging the same – 147.9p/155.9p – 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 and Co-op stations are charging the same: 143.7p/154.7p

Drivers in Brome can expect to pay 149.9p/159.9p 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.