A filling station in South Kensington is charging an eye watering £2.389 for a litre of petrol which is £10.85 a gallon.
The Gulf garage in Sloane Avenue, South Kensington is charging 57p which is well above the average price of petrol of £1.82 per litre which was uncovered by the online paper London World.
London World journalist, Claudia Marquis undertook an investigation and reported, “I’m standing at the petrol station off Battersea Park Road, where only moments ago the price per litre was £1.82.
“However, in the last three minutes the price has gone up by 3p – it’s now £1.85 for petrol.”
The AA said that London is more expensive than other areas and also said that rural areas can also tend to be more expensive.
Jack Cousens, head of roads policy at the AA, said, “There are around 8,000 petrol stations in the UK so it’s pretty hard to know where has the most expensive petrol per litre but London tends to be at the more expensive end.
“It also tends to be in more rural areas where it’s a little bit more expensive than normal.
“If you’re lucky enough to have a supermarket fuel station nearby, that tends to drag down prices in the area, as they have more flexibility, meaning other retailers try and bring their prices into line.
“But that effect has diminished somewhat, so it really is a case of shopping around.
“Things are volatile at the moment.
“Prices go up like a rocket and come down like a feather.
“We’re hoping, although it might be a bit painful for a while longer, it will settle and very slowly start coming down again.
“The much discussed national average of £2 a litre, I don’t think that will happen nationally.
That’s not to say individual retailers as you have seen won’t get there and go above and beyond.”
On Wednesday data firm Experian Catalist said the cost of a litre of petrol cost an average of 180.7p which was an increase of 2.2p compared to Tuesday, which was the largest daily hike for 17-years.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said, “A full tank of unleaded has now shot up to £99.40, moving us ever closer to the milestone £100 petrol fill-up – an unfortunate landmark we may reach as soon as today.
“Asda hiked its average petrol price nearly 5p a litre in a single day, which is unheard of.
“These are unprecedented times in terms of the accelerating cost of forecourt fuel.”
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