Yorkshire Cheapest For Fuel

16 November 2012, 10:13 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Yorkshire is currently the cheapest place in the country for fuel, but the AA says the prices are still too high.

Average petrol prices have gone by nearly 4p to 135.08p, with diesel dropping from £1.43.74p a litre to £1.41.89p.

But the AA says a drop in petrol prices across Europe should have knocked UK pump prices down by 10p to 11p a litre.

The AA said that UK drivers were suffering from a “price postcode lottery” where motorists in one area can be charged as much as 5p a litre more than drivers a few miles away.

On average, the cheapest petrol at the moment is in Yorkshire and Humberside and the most expensive is in south-east England.

Yorkshire and Humberside also has the cheapest diesel - £1.41.0p with Northern Ireland the most expensive.

Motorists received another blow earlier this week when Labour's plan to hold off on the January 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise was scrapped.