Petrol prices soar in Worcester for car insurance consumers

Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Car insurance customers in Worcester have seen petrol prices increase by three pence in the last month, which is above the national average.

Currently, the cost of unleaded petrol for drivers in Worcester is 137.65p, up on the national average of 136.54p per litre.

Roy Devlia, owner of Powick petrol station, said: "The crude has been going up and another factor is that because the volume of sales have dropped, we're not clearing enough."

"Petrol stocks are being bought up around the country and after Easter there could be a drop."

Furthermore, the cost of diesel in the area stands at 143.43p a litre compared to the national 142.65p.

Recently, the Institute of Grocery Distribution found that 52 per cent of car insurance customers would shop less frequently if petrol prices continue to rise.

On top of this, one in four said they are more likely to shop at supermarkets with petrol stations, because they offer cheaper fuel.

Posted by Noel Martin

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