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Diesel prices in Northern Ireland highest in UK

Drivers in Northern Ireland pay more for diesel than elsewhere in the UK, according to new figures.

The AA September Fuel Price Report also revealed petrol costs more here than anywhere else in the UK, apart from London.

That means that motorists here are paying 115.9p per litre of unleaded and 118.7p for diesel, compared with the respective UK averages of 115.2p and 118p.

Both petrol and diesel prices have fallen for the fourth month in a row, but an increase in wholesale prices threatens to put that in reverse.

This would coincide with a 1p-a-litre increase in fuel duty on October 1 — at a time when petrol prices are already nearly 9p a litre dearer than a year ago.

London recorded the highest price for unleaded at 116.2ppl, while Northern Ireland and Wales recorded the highest diesel price at 118.7ppl.

The UK has the 12th-highest unleaded price in Europe and the second-highest diesel price.

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