With the cost of filling up the tank in an average family car now exceeding £100, Londoners are set to be searching hard for the cheapest deal at the pump.
The average price of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts reached a record 182.3p on Wednesday - an increase of 1.6p compared with the previous day.
The grim milestone has been described as a “dark day” by fuel spokesperson for the RAC, Simon Williams.
The latest data from PetrolPrices reveals that petrol prices as high as 202.9p per litre have been spotted this week in the TW postcode area - which includes Twickenham, Hounslow and Richmond.
That is the highest price for unleaded petrol in London, according to the group.
Among NW postcodes, which includes Camden, Hampstead, St Kentish Town, petrol is being sold for as much as 198.9p per litre,
Things are even more bleak for drivers needing diesel, with the highest price reaching 212.9p per litre in parts of south-east London.
PetrolPrices does not disclose which individual gas stations are selling the cheapest or most expensive fuel, but it provided the Evening Standard with the highest and lowest prices recorded in each postcode between Monday and Thursday.
The lowest price for unleaded petrol this week in London has been 167.7p per litre, in postcode prefix HA, which includes parts of Harrow, Barnet and Ealing.
UB postcodes, including Southall, Hayes and Northolt, had the second lowest price at 168.7p per litre, closely followed by the SE postcode area at 168.p per litre.
Meanwhile on Confused.com, which also compares petrol prices, Asda Colindale Automat is reportedly selling unleaded for 165.7p per litre.
The website states the UK’s highest price for petrol at 209.5p and the lowest at 163.9p.
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