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Greater Manchester's cheapest petrol prices as average per litre exceeds £1.70 for first time

Average petrol prices have exceeded £1.70 per litre for the first time, new figures show. The average price of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts on Tuesday was 170.4p, according to data firm Experian Catalist.

Diesel also reached a record high of 181.4p per litre. Petrol has become around 41p per litre more expensive over the past 12 months, adding around £23 to the cost of filling a typical 55-litre family car.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said the price of petrol has reached “another unfortunate landmark”. “While wholesale prices may have peaked for the time being last week, they are still worryingly high, which means there’s no respite from the record-high pump prices which are so relentlessly contributing to the cost-of-living crisis,” he said.

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“We badly need the government to take more action to ease the burden on drivers, which we hope will feature in its announcement expected this week. VAT at 20% on fuel is currently benefitting the Treasury to the tune of around 30p a litre, which seems very unfair when you consider it’s a tax on a tax as fuel duty – despite being cut to 53p a litre at the end of March – is charged at the wholesale level.”

The Manchester Evening News has compiled a list of 15 places supplying some of the cheapest petrol and diesel fuel across Manchester and a bit further afield. All these locations are within 15 miles from the centre of Manchester and all data was collated from

Petrol prices can vary depending on supply and demand. These prices were correct at the time of writing (Wednesday, May 25) but could change quickly as gas prices continue to increase.

Cheapest unleaded petrol in and around Manchester

1. Costco Manchester, 158.7p

2. Costco Oldham, 158.7p

3. Tesco Failsworth Extra, 161.9p

4. Sainsburys Denton, 161.9p

5. Sainsburys Bolton, 161.9p

6. Asda Harpurhey, 162.7p

7. Morrisons Oldham, 162.7p

8. Morrisons Denton, 162.7p

9. Asda Ashton-under-Lyne, 162.7p

10. Morrisons Bolton Dawes, 162.7p

11. Morrisons Bolton Atlas, 162.7p

12. Asda Bolton, 162.7p

13. Tesco Manchester Gorton Extra, 162.9p

14. Asda Trafford Park, 162.9p

15. St Anne's Service Station, Ashton Old Road, 162.9p

Cheapest diesel in and around Manchester

1. Costco Oldham, 172.7p

2. Costco Manchester, 173.7p

3. Sainsburys Ashton Moss, 174.9p

4. Asda Ashton-under-Lyne, 175.7p

5. Asda Rochdale

6. Tesco Manchester Gorton Extra, 175.9p

7. Sainsburys Denton, 175.9p

8. Asda Harpurhey, 176.7p

9. Asda Reddish, 176.7p

10. Asda Chadderton, 176.7p

11. Asda Pilsworth, 176.7p

12. Asda Altrincham, 176.7p

13. Asda Leigh, 176.7p

14. Alkrington Service Station, 176.8p

15. St Anne's Service Station, Ashton Old Road, 176.9p covers major service stations including brands like BP, Shell, and Texaco as well as supermarkets, smaller chains and independent stations. The website combines price data from Catalist with its own crowdsource data, which comes from website users and forecourt owners.

The site says it hopes to have "the most up to date and reliable price data across the industry".