Fuel prices – diesel now below petrol for first time since 2001 according to latest government figures
Official figures released this morning by the Department of Energy & Climate Change show that for the first time since 2001, the average price of diesel in the UK has fallen below the average price of petrol.
Unleaded petrol averaged 116.1p/litre on 3 August 2015
Diesel averaged 115.2p/litre on 3 August 2015
At 116.1p/litre, petrol is now just below its highest price for the year, but is still lower than this time last year when it was 129.6p/litre and well below the price this time in 2013 when it was 137.0p/litre. You have to go back to late 2010 to find petrol around today’s cost of 116.1p/litre. Petrol hit a 5 year low of 106.0p on 2 Feb 2015 and an all-time high of 142.2p in April 2012.
At 115.2p/litre diesel has fallen in price for the last 2 months, back to the price it was in Feb 2015. It is also lower than this time last year when it was 134.3p/litre, and well below the price this time in 2013 when it was 141.7p/litre.
You have to go back to Spring 2010 to find petrol around today’s cost of 115.2p/litre.
Diesel hit a 5-year low of 113.6p on 2 Feb 2015 and an all-time high of 148.0p in April 2012.
Courtesy of ABP Newsletter