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Revealed: Northern Ireland has cheapest fuel prices in UK

Northern Ireland saw the cheapest fuel prices in the UK last month (Lewis Whyld/PA)
Northern Ireland saw the cheapest fuel prices in the UK last month (Lewis Whyld/PA)

Northern Ireland saw the cheapest petrol and diesel prices in the UK last month.

Drivers in the UK received a blow to their wallets at the pumps last month, with May becoming the fourth consecutive month of petrol and diesel price hikes, reports Auto Express.

The north-east of England saw the biggest monthly price rise in May for petrol, increasing 2.71p to 130.25p per litre.

Diesel prices rose the most in the East Midlands, increasing from 1.95p to 135.81p per litre.

The south-east was the region where both fuels cost the most – 131.41p per litre for petrol and 136.46p per litre for diesel.

However, Northern Ireland was the cheapest for both, with petrol costing 128.99p per litre and diesel at 132.56p per litre.

The rise in prices at the pump was driven by an increase in the wholesale coast of fuel.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: "The wholesale price of diesel has now been lower than petrol since 17 May, yet there is currently an average difference of 5p between the two on our forecourts. Consequently, there is scope to cut the price of diesel by at least 6p a litre.”

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