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.

On Thursday, 9 June 2022, the cost of filling the average family car exceeded £100 for the first time.

Rising petrol and diesel costs have been in the news a lot recently, and the conflict in Ukraine was the first cause for this back in March.

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

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 had 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 remained high and the ban on Russian oil has added to the problem.

As of 16 June, the average price of a litre of petrol in the UK was 187.51 pence whilst the average for a litre of diesel was 194.17 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: 188.7p 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

Esso Barnes Hill

Price: 182.9p per litre

Address: 5540 Barnes Hill, Birmingham B29 5UJ

Opening hours: 7.30am-10.30pm

Esso Sutton Road

Price: 182.9p per litre

Address: 125 Sutton Rd, Erdington, Birmingham B23 5TW

Opening hours: 6am-12am

Esso Highland Road

Price: 182.9p per litre

Address: 29b Highland Rd, Dudley DY1 3BT

Opening hours: 6am-12am

Esso Whitehouse Common Road

Price: 182.9p per litre

Address: Whitehouse Common Rd, Sutton Coldfield B75 6HD

Opening hours: 7.30am-10pm

Where is the cheapest place to get diesel in Birmingham?

Costco Birmingham

Price: 188.7p 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

Gulf Vauxhall Road

Price: 191.7p per litre

Address: Vauxhall Road Fuel Express Automat, 37 Vauxhall Rd, Lawford Cl, Birmingham B7 4HU

Opening times: 24/7

Texaco Pershore Road

Price: 191.9p per litre

Address: 1704 Pershore Rd, Breedon Cross Bridge, Birmingham B30 3DT

Opening times: 24/7

Esso Alcester Road

Price: 192.9p per litre

Address: Alcester Rd, Birmingham B47 6DG

Opening hours: 24/7

Jet Alcester Road

Price: 192.9p per litre

Address: JET Petrol Station, 619 Alcester Rd S, Birmingham B14 5EL

Opening hours: 24/7