But, despite a narrowing of the massive fuel price differential around the country by an average of 0.96p a litre/4.4p a gallon last month, prices still vary greatly with differences of up to 5.4p a litre/24.4p a gallon around the country for unleaded petrol.
As a result Keith Greenhead, PHH divisional manager fuel, reminded fleets to shop around and warned that 'competitive price'-type schemes operated by oil companies which suggested ultra-competitive pricing tended to operate within a local area and may not be so attractive compared to national averages.
Highest and lowest fuel prices in August were: unleaded - lowest, Edinburgh 61.01p litre/ 277.35p gallon; highest, Aberystwyth 66.38p/301.76p. diesel - lowest, Glasgow 61.04p/277.48p; highest, Aberystwyth 66.23p/ 301.08p. 4 star - lowest, Swansea 66.79p/303.62p; highest, Aberystwyth 72.05p/ 327.53p.