Price of diesel fuel in Scotland between January 2015 and September 2019
(in pence per liter)
Diesel: monthly fuel price in Scotland 2015-2019
Since the beginning of 2015, the price of diesel fuel in Scotland has fluctuated significantly. Despite dropping to a low of 101.2 pence per liter in February 2016, prices increased in the preceding years and by October 2018 peaked at 136.7 pence per liter. During this period, Scottish drivers generally paid more than the UK average for diesel fuel.

Super unleaded the most expensive fuel

Although there has been a noticeable price increase in diesel since 2016, it remains cheaper than super unleaded fuel. The difference in price between diesel and super unleaded varied and unleaded could be as much as 10 pence per liter cheaper. However, by the end of 2018 the price gap began to decrease, and in February 2019 there was a difference of less than one pence per liter.

Global diesel price increase

  It was not just Scotland and the United Kingdom that saw noticeable increases in the price of diesel fuel. Between April 2018 and April 2019, countries such as Spain and Germany saw the price of automotive diesel per liter increase by 6.9 and 5.6 percent respectively. However, the UK saw the largest change in price at 7.1 percent. There are numerous reasons behind the varying prices of fuel, such as decreased production, political sanctions such as those imposed on Iran by the US, and restrictions on supply. Factors like these increase the cost of a barrel of oil, which in turn increases the price of fuel.
Price of diesel fuel in Scotland between January 2015 and September 2019
(in pence per liter)
MonthPrice per liter in pence
Sept 19131.5
Aug 19132.1
Jul 19131.1
Jun 19131.8
May 19134.4
Apr 19132
Mar 19130.5
Feb 19128.9
Jan 19128.9
Dec 18131.3
Nov 18136.2
Oct 18136.7
Sep 18134.6
Aug 18132.5
Jul 18131.8
Jun 18131.8
May 18128.2
Apr 18124.3
Mar 18122.7
Feb 18124.6
Jan 18124.1
Dec 17123.3
Nov 17122.7
Oct 17120.6
Sept 17120.6
Aug 17117.4
Jul 17115.5
Jun 17117.4
May 17117.4
Apr 17120.1
Mar 17121.7
Feb 17122.4
Jan 17122.2
Dec 16117.6
Nov 16 118.7
Oct 16 116.8
Sep 16 113.1
Aug 16 111.3
Jul 16 112.5
Jun 16 111.6
May 16 109
Apr 16 106.9
Mar 16 103.3
Feb 16 101.2
Jan 16 103.1
Dec 15 108.1
Nov 15 110.7
Oct 15 111.6
Sep 15 110.9
Aug 15 112.4
Jul 15 119.6
Jun 15 121.6
May 15 121.3
Apr 15 119.6
Mar 15 118.9
Feb 15 115.5
Jan 15 116.9
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2015 to 2019

Diesel: monthly fuel price in Scotland 2015-2019
Since the beginning of 2015, the price of diesel fuel in Scotland has fluctuated significantly. Despite dropping to a low of 101.2 pence per liter in February 2016, prices increased in the preceding years and by October 2018 peaked at 136.7 pence per liter. During this period, Scottish drivers generally paid more than the UK average for diesel fuel.

Super unleaded the most expensive fuel

Although there has been a noticeable price increase in diesel since 2016, it remains cheaper than super unleaded fuel. The difference in price between diesel and super unleaded varied and unleaded could be as much as 10 pence per liter cheaper. However, by the end of 2018 the price gap began to decrease, and in February 2019 there was a difference of less than one pence per liter.

Global diesel price increase

  It was not just Scotland and the United Kingdom that saw noticeable increases in the price of diesel fuel. Between April 2018 and April 2019, countries such as Spain and Germany saw the price of automotive diesel per liter increase by 6.9 and 5.6 percent respectively. However, the UK saw the largest change in price at 7.1 percent. There are numerous reasons behind the varying prices of fuel, such as decreased production, political sanctions such as those imposed on Iran by the US, and restrictions on supply. Factors like these increase the cost of a barrel of oil, which in turn increases the price of fuel.
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