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West Norfolk fuel prices keep climbing and worse could soon follow



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The cost of getting around has hit a new high in West Norfolk and campaigners fear it will get worse for drivers before it gets better.

Prices at some garages in our area are now above £1.70 a litre for diesel and they could climb even higher as the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to be felt.

This week, the AA reported that average petrol prices had exceeded £1.55 a litre for the first time.

Fuel prices have hit a new peak at Shell in West Lynn (55376569)
Fuel prices have hit a new peak at Shell in West Lynn (55376569)

And analysis conducted via confused.com today suggested there was only one fuel station left in the area – the Shell site at Waitrose’s Swaffham store – with unleaded petrol available at below £1.50 a litre as of yesterday.

Motorists who use diesel could find a difference of as much as 18 pence a litre between the lowest and highest price, which would equate to a difference of £9 per fill-up on a 50 litre tank.

And drivers are already reporting even higher prices in some places, including parts of Norfolk.

The prices at the Co-op garage in Necton (55376574)
The prices at the Co-op garage in Necton (55376574)

Campaigners and motoring organisations are already urging the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to take action on the issue when he delivers his Spring Statement to MPs on March 23.



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