Cheapest petrol and diesel at Cornwall service stations on Tuesday 22nd March

For weeks Cornwall drivers have desperately searched for the petrol stations offering the cheapest petrol and diesel prices. The country was hit by the biggest weekly rise in fuel prices in at least 18 years after Russia invaded Ukraine.

The average price of a liter of petrol on UK forecourts fell from 149.2p on February 28 to 165.9p on March 17, according to RAC Fuel Watch. Average diesel prices fell from 153.4p to 176.8p over the same period.

The increases of 16.7p for petrol and 13.4p for diesel are the biggest on record since June 2003. They mean the cost of filling a typical 55-litre family car has risen by more than 2 £ over the past week. Oil prices have soared on concerns about the reliability of supplies amid the war in Ukraine. Learn more here.

Read more: Cornwall tenants forced to skip food and heating to meet living costs

The price of a barrel of Brent crude – which is the most commonly used way of measuring the price of oil in the UK – hit US$139 last Monday (March 7), its highest level in 14 years.

With that in mind, here are the cheapest and most expensive gas stations in your area:

NOTE: As prices fluctuate constantly and PetrolPrices relies on crowdsourced data, some of these prices may have changed since publication. But here are some of the cheapest and most expensive prices around Cornwall today (price in pence per litre)

Less than 8 km from Bude

Gasoline

Cheapest: Morrisons Bude – 165.9p

Most expensive: Esso Bude – 169.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Gulf, Jewells Cross Service Station – 177.9p

Most expensive: Morrisons Bude – 180.9p

Less than 8 km from Liskeard

Gasoline

Cheapest: Unbranded Liskeard – 161.9p

Most expensive: Morrisons – 164.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Morrisons Liskeard – 177.9p

Most expensive: Unbranded Liskeard – 184.9p

Less than 8 km from Launceston

Gasoline

Cheapest: BP Launceston – 158.9p

Most expensive: Gulf Lifton – 172.0p

Diesel

Cheapest: Tesco Launceston – 174.9p

Most expensive: Gulf Lifton – 185.0p

Less than 8 km from St Austell

Gasoline

Cheapest: Gulf Gas Station By St Blazey – 159.9p

Most expensive: Gulf St Austell – 167.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Tesco St Austell – 172.9p

Most expensive: Gulf St Austell – 182.9p

Less than 8 km from Bodmin

Gasoline

Cheapest: Morrisons – 162.7p

The most expensive: Esso Penlan Garage – 180.0p

Diesel

Cheapest: Morrison – 172.7 pence

Most expensive: Texaco Westheath Avenue – 181.9p

Less than 8km from Padstow

Gasoline

Cheapest: Gulf Padstow – 165.9p

Most expensive: BP Wadebridge – 169.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Tesco Wadebridge – 180.9p

The most expensive: Gulf Padstow-189.9p

Less than 8km from Newquay

Gasoline

Cheapest: Morrisons Newquay – 163.9p

Most expensive: Coop St Columbus Minor – 167.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Morrisons Newquay – 173.9p

Most expensive: Co op St Columb Minor – 181.9p

Less than 8 km from Truro

Gasoline

Cheapest: Texaco Truro Road – 167.9p

Most expensive: Shell Playing Place – 171.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Texaco Truro Road – 178.9p

Most expensive: Shell Playing Place – 185.9p

Less than 8 km from Falmouth

Gasoline

Cheapest: Gulf Penryn – 161.9p

Most expensive: Gulf Falmouth – 163.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Asda Falmouth – 174.7p

Most expensive: Esso Falmouth – 176.9p

Less than 8 km from Helston

Gasoline

Cheapest: Tesco Helston – 163.9p

The most expensive: Texaco Helston-169.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Tesco Helston – 175.9p

Most expensive: Unmarked main road – 195.9p

Less than 8 km from Redruth

Gasoline

Cheapest: Tesco Redruth Tolgus – 166.9p

Most expensive: Shell Redruth – 175.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Tesco Redruth Tolgus – 175.9p

Most expensive: 197.9p

Less than 5 miles from Penzance

Gasoline

Cheapest: Tesco Penzance – 161.9p

Most expensive: Sainsbury’s Penzance – 165.9p

Diesel

Cheapest: Morrisons Penzance – 172.4p

Most expensive: Sainsbury’s Penzance – 179.9p

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