Fuel prices rises were buffered initially as the actual price of fuel continued to drop due to a strong pound and cheap crude oil. But now, prices are rising with the monthly report suggesting an average 3p a litre/13.69p a gallon rise across all fuel grades compared with March. Keith Greenhead, divisional general manager - fuel at PHH Vehicle Management Services, said he expected fuel prices to continue to rise.
Cheapest and most expensive pump prices in Britain are: Diesel - lowest, Stoke-on-Trent 63.60p a litre/289.12p a gallon; highest, Dover 69.48p/315.85p; national average, 66.95p/304.35p. Unleaded - lowest, Stoke-on-Trent 63.31p/ 287.8p; highest, Dover 69.12p/314.21p; national average, 66.1p/300.49p.
Four-star - lowest, Swansea 69.24p/314.76p; highest, Aberystwyth 75.66p/343.95; national average, 72.17p/328.08p.