UK’s cheapest petrol spotted by drivers at £1.69 a litre – 20p less than average price

A discount retail park is believed to be selling the cheapest fuel in the UK at 169.9p – more than 20p a litre less than the national average.

The petrol prices at Trago Mills, Devon, have even been praised for helping struggling motorists battling the cost of living crisis.

The price for unleaded petrol is currently on sale for 169.9p at Trago Mills in Newton Abbot, compared to the national average of 190.65p, according to the RAC fuel watch.

Their price for unleaded petrol has still seen an increase – having been 153.9 in April 2022 – but is now the thought to be the cheapest in the UK.

Trago was also selling diesel at 181.9p compared to a national average of 198.42p.

Mass protests over rising fuel prices which demonstrators hoped would bring major routes to a standstill took place earlier this month.

Police also warned of “serious disruption throughout the day” as the Facebook-organised protest took place.

Motorways including the M6, M5, M4 and M54 were all hit from morning rush-hour onwards.

The protests, were organised via social media under the name Fuel Price Stand Against Tax, and targeted three-lane motorways, according to FairFuelUK founder Howard Cox.

FairFuelUK is demanding a 20p per litre cut in fuel duty in line with other G7 countries such as Germany and Italy which have slashed it by 25p and Spain which has cut it by 17p.

Howard Cox FairFuelUK founder said: “Even France has reduced the heinous regressive levy by a double digit 13p. But all the UK has done is a paltry 5p, which didn’t even touch the sides.”

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams added: “We strongly hope pump prices have peaked for the time being and will now start to decrease in line with wholesale prices which reduced last week.

“That, however, is the hands of retailers.

“We monitor both wholesale and retail fuel prices daily, including those at the UK’s supermarkets and urge retailers to pass on cost savings to motorists when they can be made.”