MOTORWAY service stations are conning Christmas motorists by up to 36p a litre on fuel.
Drivers pay up to £20 more to fill a 55-litre car on the motorway than local petrol stations.
The M25 and the M20 are the priciest, charging up to 149.9p a litre for petrol and 155.9p for diesel.
The national average price is 125.3p for petrol and 129.6p for diesel.
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Petrol at Birchanger Green Services on the M11 in Essex was 36p more than at a Sainsbury’s three miles away.
The government has vowed to clamp down on fuel giants’ “Wild West” motorway petrol prices.
A Department for Transport spokesman said: “Drivers should not be in a position where they risk running out of fuel because of price concerns.”
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