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NI petrol prices among cheapest in UK

Average prices have dipped to their lowest level for five years, according to the AA.

The region is experiencing the cheapest cost for the motor fuel along with the south west of England, Yorkshire and Humbershide and the north of England - all averaging 108.8p a litre.

Northern Ireland also has the cheapest average price for diesel, at 115.7p a litre, while Scotland is most expensive, averaging 116.9p.

According to the Consumer Council, the cheapest towns to fill up last month were Cookstown, Coleraine and Portadown.

The average UK petrol price is 108.91p - a 7.41p dip on the mid-December figure and only 0.5p short of the second-biggest monthly fall recorded by the AA.

The reduction means that an average family with two petrol cars is now spending around £16.30 less at the pump than in mid-December and more than £50 a month less than last July, when petrol was at 131.70p a litre.

Average mid-January diesel prices are 116.11p a litre, which represents a 6.05p cut on the mid-December figure.

The figures do not take into account the latest 2p-a-litre reduction in petrol and in diesel by the four big supermarkets.

The motoring association added that there was no guarantee that prices would go below £1 a litre.

UTV News
Published on:
January 16, 2015
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