Home   Newmarket   News   Article

Newmarket home to Suffolk's most expensive petrol prices, new figures reveal, as Ipswich is where drivers can find best deal




Newmarket is home to Suffolk's most expensive petrol station, latest figures suggest, while Ipswich is where drivers can find the cheapest fuel in the county.

One litre of unleaded petrol at Shell in Newmarket's High Street will cost 141.9p, almost eight per cent more than Suffolk's cheapest litre at Ipswich's Sproughton Road Morrison's, with drivers there shelling out 130.7p a litre.

But the data, compiled by Suffolk News and accurate at 4pm today, shows the price of unleaded fuel in Suffolk's major towns is slightly lower than the national average while the cost of diesel is slightly higher.

Shell in Newmarket's High Street, which is home to the most expensive petrol in any major Suffolk town, new data has revealed.
Shell in Newmarket's High Street, which is home to the most expensive petrol in any major Suffolk town, new data has revealed.

Despite the climb from May last year, when the country was plunged into lockdown and petrol prices at supermarket forecourts dropped to just 99.9p per litre, fuel prices are still way off the highest recorded.

Those were hit in April 2012, when diesel prices were 147.93p on average and unleaded prices were 142.48p, according to the RAC.

The motoring organisation said that August saw nine months of continuous price rises finally come to an end, but warned any fall was dependant on the global economy.

Rod Dennis, an RAC spokesman, said: “While an end to rising prices is to be welcomed, it remains the case that there’s little immediate sign that pump prices are actually going to come down. Key to what happens next is how the oil price changes."

While Newmarket is home to two of the most expensive stations, with the Bury Road BP coming in second, Needham Market's Shell was joint third on the list, where unleaded cost 139.9p along with Shell Orwell on the A14 just outside Ipswich, and Shell Grove on the A12 in Woodbridge, John Grose Spar in the town, and Martlesham Heath Services in Ipswich.

The most expensive unleaded fuel in Bury St Edmunds is at the Green Ace Filling Station, on Out Westgate Street, while filling up at any of the stations at Five Ways just outside Mildenhall will hurt the pocket most for drivers there.

Supermarket fuel is the cheapest, with the Sproughton Road Morrison's just .2p below Ipswich's two Sainsbury's in price per unleaded litre.

Outside Ipswich, Stowmarket's Tesco had the cheapest, charging 130.9p for unleaded. But not all supermarkets charge the same. In Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket, Tesco are charging drivers 3p more per litre of unleaded.

Read more: All the latest news from Suffolk