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Average family car costs £100 to fill up despite fuel duty freeze

The latest Santander 123 Card Fuel Survey finds that a car with a 70–litre tank is now £97.37 to fill following a 5.5% increase (7.3 pence per litre) in the average UK petrol price in just two months. And some parts of the UK have seen a 9% rise in the cost of unleaded over the same period.

Santander analysed the average price per litre of premium unleaded fuel in every UK town between 4th January and 11th March 2013, and found that the most expensive place in the UK to refuel is Dumfries, Scotland where prices average 145.9 ppl, meaning owners of vehicles with 70–litre tanks will pay £102.13 to fill up.  Drivers of family vehicles in Durham should also expect to pay over £100 to fill their tanks, at an average of £100.03. In contrast, Torquay is the least expensive place in the country to buy petrol, at an average of 135.9 ppl, or £95.13 for a full tank.

The biggest increases since January of this year have been seen in Paisley, Durham and Hereford, where motorists pay 9% more for unleaded fuel than just two months ago.

 

Five most expensive towns to refuel

Town

Unleaded PPL

Cost per 60-litre tank eg Ford Focus

Cost per 70-litre tank eg Ford Galaxy

Dumfries

145.90

£87.54

£102.13

Durham

142.90

£85.74

£100.03

Hereford

141.90

£85.14

£99.33

Crewe

141.40

£84.84

£98.98

Oxford

141.37

£84.82

£98.96

 

 

Five least expensive towns to refuel

Town

Unleaded PPL

Cost per 60-litre tank eg Ford Focus

Cost per 70-litre tank eg Ford Galaxy

Torquay

135.90

£81.54

£95.13

Kirkcaldy

136.24

£81.74

£95.37

Plymouth

136.42

£81.85

£95.49

Bradford

136.57

£81.94

£95.60

Wigan

136.64

£81.98

£95.65

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.