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


Cheapest: Morrisons Bude – 165.9p

Most expensive: Esso Bude – 169.9p


Cheapest: Gulf, Jewells Cross Service Station – 177.9p

Most expensive: Morrisons Bude – 180.9p

Less than 8 km from Liskeard


Cheapest: Unbranded Liskeard – 161.9p

Most expensive: Morrisons – 164.9p


Cheapest: Morrisons Liskeard – 177.9p

Most expensive: Unbranded Liskeard – 184.9p

Less than 8 km from Launceston


Cheapest: BP Launceston – 158.9p

Most expensive: Gulf Lifton – 172.0p


Cheapest: Tesco Launceston – 174.9p

Most expensive: Gulf Lifton – 185.0p

Less than 8 km from St Austell


Cheapest: Gulf Gas Station By St Blazey – 159.9p

Most expensive: Gulf St Austell – 167.9p


Cheapest: Tesco St Austell – 172.9p

Most expensive: Gulf St Austell – 182.9p

Less than 8 km from Bodmin


Cheapest: Morrisons – 162.7p

The most expensive: Esso Penlan Garage – 180.0p


Cheapest: Morrison – 172.7 pence

Most expensive: Texaco Westheath Avenue – 181.9p

Less than 8km from Padstow


Cheapest: Gulf Padstow – 165.9p

Most expensive: BP Wadebridge – 169.9p


Cheapest: Tesco Wadebridge – 180.9p

The most expensive: Gulf Padstow-189.9p

Less than 8km from Newquay


Cheapest: Morrisons Newquay – 163.9p

Most expensive: Coop St Columbus Minor – 167.9p


Cheapest: Morrisons Newquay – 173.9p

Most expensive: Co op St Columb Minor – 181.9p

Less than 8 km from Truro


Cheapest: Texaco Truro Road – 167.9p

Most expensive: Shell Playing Place – 171.9p


Cheapest: Texaco Truro Road – 178.9p

Most expensive: Shell Playing Place – 185.9p

Less than 8 km from Falmouth


Cheapest: Gulf Penryn – 161.9p

Most expensive: Gulf Falmouth – 163.9p


Cheapest: Asda Falmouth – 174.7p

Most expensive: Esso Falmouth – 176.9p

Less than 8 km from Helston


Cheapest: Tesco Helston – 163.9p

The most expensive: Texaco Helston-169.9p


Cheapest: Tesco Helston – 175.9p

Most expensive: Unmarked main road – 195.9p

Less than 8 km from Redruth


Cheapest: Tesco Redruth Tolgus – 166.9p

Most expensive: Shell Redruth – 175.9p


Cheapest: Tesco Redruth Tolgus – 175.9p

Most expensive: 197.9p

Less than 5 miles from Penzance


Cheapest: Tesco Penzance – 161.9p

Most expensive: Sainsbury’s Penzance – 165.9p


Cheapest: Morrisons Penzance – 172.4p

Most expensive: Sainsbury’s Penzance – 179.9p

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