It wasn’t too long ago in the grand scheme of things when a litre of petrol cost around the £1 mark, but now in June 2022 most petrol stations are knocking on the door of double that.
Back in May of 2020 – in the midst of our first national COVID-19 lockdown – fuel prices were at their lowest point since 2016 with the average price of petrol sitting at 107.6p p/l and diesel at 114.6 p/l.
Currently, fuel prices are through the roof with some stations here on the Island knocking on the 200.0p p/l figure for petrol and 2.10p p/l for diesel, with the days of 55-litres for £55 long gone.
Residents of East Cowes were the first to notice this back in March of this year when the Texaco Garage in Osborne priced its petrol at 177p p/l and its diesel at 201.7p p/l, but for the whole of the Island that’s now a real reality, with nearly everywhere pricing at the same rate.
Those who fill up regularly should head to the supermarkets for fuel, with each of Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco among the cheapest – if you can even call it that – on the Island at the moment.
Sainsbury’s petrol is around 185p p/l with its diesel 195p p/l, Morrisons is 186p p/l for petrol and 195p p/l for diesel, whilst Asda is selling petrol at 184p p/l and diesel 193p p/l. Over in Ryde, Tesco is 189p p/l for petrol and 197.9p p/l for diesel – going up 6p in just a week.
The non-supermarket stations such as Harwoods in Wootton are selling petrol at around 192p p/l and diesel at 208.9p whilst Freshwater Garage has been selling petrol at 201.9p p/l and diesel at 208.9p p/l. Sandford Garage was 198p p/l for petrol and 205.2p p/l for diesel.
Despite the price of crude oil steadily decreasing within the last 2 weeks from $128 (per drum) to $108, fuel prices across Britain are only getting more expensive…
Don’t miss another story! Get the Island’s latest news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily newsletter here.