Save £25 per month by not fuelling up on the motorway
Even though there's a diesel price-war on, there's always room for someone to try and rip you off. And in 'water is wet' news, diesel at motorway stations is overpriced and ripping drivers off. At some forecourts, diesel costs as much as 127.9p a litre, while petrol cost 125.9p a litre yesterday, reckon the AA.
Comparing it to the average of around 116.6p a litre for diesel and petrol on the pumps away from motorways, you can see that the difference is noteworthy - if you fill up a large family car with 60 litres a week, you'd be spending £25 more a month at a motorway service station.
With Tesco and Morrisons dropping the price of diesel, following on from Asda and Sainsbury's, you have to wonder what the motorway services are playing at.
AA spokesman Luke Bosdet said: "Diesel drivers will think that the latest fall in the cost of their fuel is ‘better late than never’ and is very welcome. However, the average pump price of diesel across the UK remains above petrol’s even though the former is around 3p a litre cheaper at wholesale level."
"Many of the supermarkets can be applauded for recent price cuts but it is what is happening outside the areas they influence that worries us. The message is clear to diesel drivers: check out the supermarket prices first if they are looking to cut their fuel bills."
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