Where can I get the cheapest petrol in Birmingham? Top stations listed as prices soar

Petrol prices are reaching their highest level in almost 10 years - BirminghamWorld has checked to find where you can get the cheapest fuel in and around the city

Petrol prices reaching 10 year high

It seems no length of time since petrol stations were running out of fuel.

Now drivers are being hit with rising fuel prices when they turn up at the pumps.

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It’s no joke being hit with petrol pump prices as high as 142.16p per litre - the highest cost recorded by Experian Catalyst last Thursday (October 2).

Increases in the wholesale cost of diesel is being “loaded onto petrol”, the AA said.

The highest price ever recorded is 142.48p in April 2012.

Average diesel prices on Thursday were 145.68p.

BirminghamWorld has searched the three main petrol price websites online (Wednesday, October 27) and the cheapest unleaded petrol currently being offered to city drivers is 125.3p at the Gulf station on Franklin Road.

This is according to Petrolmap.co.uk - We had to register with our car registration and phone number to find this price.

The next cheapest is 132.9.p, available at the Esso Erdington Express on Sutton Road and the Sainsburys on Chester Road, Castle Vale, according to confused.com petrol price finder.

On PetrolPrices.com website the cheapest price is 134.9p at Costco Birmingham, Heartlands Parkway.

Motorists have been queuing to fill up their cars due to ongoing crisis (ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP via Getty Images)

What can drivers do to find the cheapest petrol prices?

Motorists concerns are summed up by Car Insurance Expert at Confused.com Alex Kindred who says:

“More than two in five (41%) drivers feel that current fuel costs are unjustified. Our latest fuel price index shows the average price of petrol and diesel are on the up across the UK.

Drivers need to be as savvy as ever to find the best fuel prices alongside other motoring expenses. Competing supermarkets often offer petrol discounts and larger petrol stations can usually offer their fuel at slightly lower prices, in order to try and entice drivers, although this could be at the expense of smaller independent providers.

“Fluctuation in prices, as well as varying costs between regions and suppliers, makes it confusing to know when and where we’re going to get the best deal.”

How do I find the cheapest prices in Birmingham myself?

To help you find the cheapest fuel in your local area we checked out three websites - prices change daily. The websites we used are:

Confused.com petrol price finder - the website allows one free search per day without registering - if you want any further searches you have to register.

You can also try Petrolprices.com - you have to register for this website to get results. It offers you the chance to opt in for regular updates on fuel prices

There’s no need to register at Petrolmap.co.uk. This website gives you the average price for the city and then lists petrol stations where you can easily click on to find how much they are currently charging for fuel.

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