Cheapest fuel prices Birmingham 2022: where to get petrol and diesel near me - and why are prices going up?

The price of fuel around the UK is beginning to level off, but the cost is still very high in places.

Rising petrol and diesel costs have been in the news a lot recently, and the conflict in Ukraine looks set to add to these concerns.

On 7 March fuel prices hit a UK high, this comes after the price of oil rose significantly to $139 per barrel.

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On 8 March, a ban of Russian oil was confirmed by the UK government, and imports are to be phased out by 2023.

This decision could have another impact on the price of fuel at our pumps.

The cut of 5p on fuel duty has lessened the burned slightly for motorists, but prices are still very high.

As of 8 May, the average price of a litre of petrol in the UK was 164.52 pence whilst the average for a litre of diesel was 178.90 pence.

This is according to the RAC.

Why are fuel prices rising?

The cost of fuel at pumps is mostly influenced by the cost of oil.

This cost has risen sharply in the 12 months from January 2021, rising from roughly $73 per barrel then to in excess of $134 per barrel in February 2022.

Fuel companies are struggling to keep up with the demand in fuel, which has now returned to pre pandemic levels having dropped during the coronavirus crisis.

This week, there has been calls to cut VAT on fuel as petrol prices are expected to hit £1.60.

Where are some of the cheapest filling stations to get petrol in Birmingham?

Costco Birmingham

Price: 158.7p per litre

Address: Heartlands Parkway B7 5SA

Opening times: Monday-Friday 6am-9.30pm, Saturday 6am-8pm, Sunday 7am-6pm

Please note this price is exclusive to Costco members only

Tesco West Bromwich

Price: 161.9p per litre

Address: 46 New Square, West Bromwich B70 7PR

Opening hours: 24/7

Asda Barnes Hill

Price: 162.7p per litre

Address: 48 Barnes Hill, Birmingham B29 5UW

Opening hours: 24/7

Asda Minworth

Price: 162.7p per litre

Adress: Walmley Ash Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield B76 1XL

Opening hours: 24/7

Asda Great Bridge

Price: 162.7p per litre

Address: Brickhouse Ln S, Tipton DY4 7HW

Opening hours: 24/7

Sainsbury’s Castle Vale

Price: 160.9p per litre

Address: Castle Vale Retail Park, Chester Rd, Castle Vale

Opening times: Monday-Saturday 5.30am-10pm, Sunday 7.30am-9pm

Sainsbury’s Oldbury

Price: 160.9p per litre

Address: Freeth St, Oldbury B69 3DB

Opening times: Monday-Friday 6am-11pm, Saturday 6am-10pm, Sunday 6am-11pm

Sainsbury’s Northfield

Price: 161.9p per litre

Address: Frankley Beeches Rd, Birmingham B31 5AA

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-10pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Sainsbury’s Selly Oak

Price: 162.0p per litre

Address: Aston Webb Blvd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6SJ

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 6am-12am

Where is the cheapest place to get diesel in Birmingham?

Costco Birmingham

Price: 170.7p per litre

Address: Heartlands Parkway B7 5SA

Opening times: Monday-Friday 6am-9.30pm, Saturday 6am-8pm, Sunday 7am-6pm

Please note this price is exclusive to Costco members only

Asda Barnes Hill

Price: 174.7p per litre

Address: 48 Barnes Hill, Birmingham B29 5UW

Opening hours: 24/7

Asda Minworth

Price: 174.7p per litre

Adress: Walmley Ash Rd, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield B76 1XL

Opening hours: 24/7

Sainsbury’s Castle Vale

Price: 174.9p per litre

Address: Castle Vale Retail Park, Chester Rd, Castle Vale

Opening times: Monday-Saturday 5.30am-10pm, Sunday 7.30am-9pm

Sainsbury’s Oldbury

Price: 174.9p per litre

Address: Freeth St, Oldbury B69 3DB

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6am-11pm, Saturday 6am-10pm, Sunday 8am-8pm