Chester's petrol prices are some of the most expensive in the UK according to a price comparison website.

Figures released exclusively to The Chronicle by PetrolPrices.com shows that the average price of unleaded petrol in Chester was 109p per litre as of last Thursday, January 15.

The average price of diesel fuel in the city was 116.6p per litre.

Both of these prices are well above the UK average of 107.5p for unleaded and 114.8p for diesel.

Fuel in Chester is more than 2p a litre more expensive than in nearby Liverpool where the average price of a litre of unleaded petrol is 106.7p and the average price of diesel is 113.6p.

With the price of oil falling rapidly in recent weeks discrepancies in fuel prices are rising across the UK as some petrol stations lower the price of their fuel faster than others.

 

According to PetrolPrices.com the cheapest individual petrol station was charging 99.7p for a litre of unleaded petrol last Thursday while diesel went as low as 107.9p.

At the other end of the scale some undisclosed stations were selling unleaded fuel for as much as 123.9 pence per litre and diesel for 129.9p.

Assuming an engine size of 50 litres this means that there was a £12.10 price difference in buying a full tank of unleaded fuel at the cheapest station compared to the most expensive.