Leicestershire's cheapest places for petrol and diesel this Bank Holiday weekend

View of a woman filling her car at a petrol station
Prices are contining to creep up at the pumps -Credit:SolStock

Ashby is revealed as having the cheapest petrol in Leicestershire for the Bank Holiday weekend. Warnings remain in place as prices continue to rise amid the continued cost of living crisis.

The findings come in latest data from petrol suppliers which showed that as of Friday, May 3, the Tesco petrol station in Ashby’s Resolution Road is the least expensive of all, charging drivers 144.9p per litre. This means it would cost £79.70 to fill up an average 55 litre tank here.

Ashby’s cheap fuel sees it overtake Loughborough’s Sainsbury’s garage in Greenclose Lane as the cheapest in Leicestershire. The data from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) makes clear that those who fill up at Tesco and have an average family car could save up to £15.40 at the pumps compared to the most expensive petrol station.

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The CMA data continues to show rising prices across much of Leicestershire, with the Government body continuing to issue warnings about the price hikes amid the cost of living crisis. Dan Turnbull, senior director of markets at the CMA, said: “Drivers are feeling the pinch as fuel prices have been edging up since January. We’re particularly concerned by high margins which indicate weakened competition and are not a good sign for drivers.”

The latest data reveals that UK drivers are currently paying 149.4p per litre of petrol this week. In Leicestershire, the average price is slightly lower, with drivers paying out 148.9p per litre.

The most expensive petrol station according to the CMA remains the BP station at the Donington Service Area at Junction 23a of the M1 in Castle Donington. Here, it is charging people 172.9p per litre, meaning it would cost a total of £95.10 to fill up an average family car at this forecourt.

Here are the cheapest places to top your car with petrol in Leicestershire this Bank Holiday weekend:

  • 144.9p - Tesco, Resolution Road , Ashby

  • 145.9p - BP, Melton Road, Kibworth

  • 145.9p - Tesco, Rockingham Road , Market Harborough

  • 145.9p - Tesco, Park Road , Loughborough

  • 145.9p - Sainsbury's, Greenclose Lane, Loughborough

  • 146.7p - Morrisons, Station Road, Glenfield

  • 146.8p - Applegreen, Watling Street, Hinckley

  • 146.8p - Applegreen, Coventry Road, Hinckley

  • 146.9p - Tesco, 3 Station Yard , Hinckley

  • 146.9p - Tesco, 1 Bradgate Mall, Beaumont Shopping Centre, Beaumont Leys

Meanwhile, diesel drivers should continue to head to Market Harborough for the least expensive fuel around. According to the CMA, the Sainsbury’s garage in St Mary’s Place once again tops the cheapest list, charging people 148.9p per litre - that is 4p cheaper than its nearest rival.

Here are the cheapest places to fill up your car with standard diesel in Leicestershire this weekend:

  • 148.9p - Sainsbury's, St. Mary's Place, Market Harborough

  • 152.9p - Tesco, Rockingham Road, Market Harborough

  • 153.8p - Applegreen, Humberstone Road, Leicester

  • 153.9p - Tesco, 2 Maidenwell Avenue , Humberstone and Hamilton

  • 153.9p - Tesco, Park Road , Loughborough

  • 153.9p - Sainsbury's, Greenclose Lane, Loughborough

  • 154.7p - Morrisons, Station Road, Glenfield

  • 154.9p - Tesco, Resolution Road , Ashby

  • 154.9p - Sainsbury's, Grove Farm Triangle, Enderby

  • 154.9p - Tesco, Blaby Road , South Wigston

On average, diesel drivers in the UK are forking out 156.8p on average at the pumps. Leicestershire motorists are paying slightly less, only being charged 156.7p per litre this week.

Away from Leicestershire, the cheapest place to buy petrol in the country is at a Tesco garage in Derry City and Strabane where drivers are being charged 138.9p per litre. The most expensive petrol station in the country is a BP garage in West Northamptonshire where motorists are charged 173.9p a litre.