Cheapest place for petrol in Coventry as calls are made to stop retailers charging 'too much'

The cheapest place in Coventry to fill up your car with petrol is at a Sainsbury's garage in Earlsdon. According to the latest data supplied by retailers, a driver in an average family car could save up to £3.30 by filling up at this forecourt, compared to the most expensive petrol station.

The Sainsbury's garage at 330 Fletchamstead Highway, Earlsdon is charging motorists 145.9p per litre, which means it would cost £80.25 to fill up an average 55 litre tank. This is based on a feed of live petrol prices which was set up by the government's Competition and Markets Authority last September.

The RAC has written to Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho this week calling for “meaningful action” against fuel retailers charging too much for petrol and diesel.

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It comes as the margins made by retailers have risen recently to 16p per litre for diesel and 11p per litre for petrol. The margins are around 8p a litre higher than five years ago because a drop in oil prices has led to a fall in the price of fuel on the wholesale market.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “We feel the current margins being charged by larger retailers in particular are extremely unfair on drivers struggling to get by in the cost-of-living crisis."

The average price for a litre of petrol across the Coventry region this week is 148.5p.

Here are the Cheapest places to top your car with petrol in Coventry
145.9p - Sainsbury's, 330 Fletchamstead Highway, Earlsdon
145.9p - Texaco, Radford, Radford
146.9p - Esso, Rugby Road, Binley and Willenhall
147.9p - Esso, Ryton, Binley and Willenhall
147.9p - Esso, Oak, Bablake
147.9p - Esso, Butts Road, Sherbourne
147.9p - Esso, Walsgrave, Henley
148.9p - Texaco, Coventry, Cheylesmore
151.9p - BP, Stonebridge Highway, Wainbody

The most expensive filling station in Coventry is a BP station at Stonebridge Highway, Wainbody. The cost of standard petrol at this station is 151.9p, meaning it would cost a total of £83.55 to fill up an average family car at this forecourt.

For the owners of diesel cars, the cheapest place to fill up is the Sainsbury's garage at Earlsdon. The cost of a litre of standard diesel at this forecourt was 149.9p, according to prices supplied by retailers.

Here are the cheapest places to fill up your car with standard diesel in Coventry this weekend.
149.9p - Sainsbury's, 330 Fletchamstead Highway, Earlsdon
149.9p - Texaco, Radford, Radford
151.9p - Esso, Ryton, Binley and Willenhall
151.9p - Esso, Oak, Bablake
151.9p - Esso, Butts Road, Sherbourne
151.9p - Esso, Rugby Road, Binley and Willenhall
151.9p - Esso, Walsgrave, Henley
153.9p - Texaco, Coventry, Cheylesmore
157.9p - BP, Stonebridge Highway, Wainbody

You can use our interactive widget to find out the price of fuel at the petrol stations near you.

UK drivers are currently paying 147p per litre of petrol, while people who own diesel vehicles are forking out 152.5p on average. In Coventry owners of petrol cars are currently being charged 0.9p more than the national average of 147p.

Diesel car drivers in Coventry are paying 0.2p less than the national average. The cheapest place to buy petrol in the country is at a Sainsbury's garage in North Yorkshire where a litre of standard petrol is 136.9p. The most expensive petrol station in the country is a BP garage in West Northamptonshire where motorists are charged 173.9p a litre.

The prices quoted are for standard grade petrol (E10) and for standard grade diesel (B7). The figures are supplied by the major retailers under a voluntary scheme launched by the Competition and Markets Authority to ensure motorists are given a fair deal at the petrol pumps. Most of the major petrol retailers have signed up to the scheme and the petrol stations supplying up-to-date information account for around 60 per cent of the fuel sold in the UK. The price of fuel is often cheaper at Costco outlets, but their service is only available to members.

The prices quoted are those supplied by retailers as of Wednesday 5th June, 2024 at 4:45am.

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