Monthly fuel price of diesel in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2019

Average price of diesel fuel in the United Kingdom (UK) from January 2015 and February 2019 (in pence per liter)

Monthly fuel price of diesel in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2019 Since January 2015, the average price of diesel fuel in the United Kingdom has increased noticeably. Despite initially dropping to a low of 101 pence per liter in February 2016, prices had reached a peak of 136.7 pence per liter by October 2017. The price of diesel in the United Kingdom remained similar in each region, but on average it was Northern Ireland where prices were cheapest.
Diesel cheapest at supermarket forecourts

The market share of motor fuel sold in petrol stations in 2018 was highest at hypermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco. This is unsurprising as the price of diesel was on average two to four pence per liter cheaper at supermarket forecourts when compared with the UK average.

Volatile crude oil prices

  One of the influencing factors of the cost of fuel is the volatile nature of crude oil prices globally. Brent Crude oil prices have varied greatly since 2014, and amounted to 71.19 U.S. dollars per barrel in 2018.
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Average price of diesel fuel in the United Kingdom (UK) from January 2015 and February 2019 (in pence per liter)

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Price per liter in pence
Feb 19128.9
Jan 19128.9
Dec 18131.1
Nov '18135.9
Oct 18136.7
Sep 18134.4
Aug 18132.3
Jul 18131.6
Jun 18131.7
May 18128.3
Apr 18124.2
Mar 18122.6
Feb 18124.4
Jan 18124.4
Dec 17123.2
Nov 17122.6
Oct 17120.3
Sept 17120.5
Aug 17117.4
Jul 17115.4
Jun 17117.4
May 17117.4
Apr 17120.5
Mar 17121.8
Feb 17122.3
Jan 17122
Dec 16117.5
Nov 16 118.4
Oct 16 116.9
Sep 16 113.1
Aug 16 111.2
Jul 16 112.7
Jun 16 111.8
May 16 109.1
Apr 16 106.9
Mar 16 103.3
Feb 16 101
Jan 16 102.6
Dec 15 107.7
Nov 15 110.2
Oct 15 111
Sep 15 110.4
Aug 15 111.9
Jul 15 119.3
Jun 15 121
May 15 120.7
Apr 15 118.8
Mar 15 118.2
Feb 15 115.1
Jan 15 116.1
Price per liter in pence
Feb 19128.9
Jan 19128.9
Dec 18131.1
Nov '18135.9
Oct 18136.7
Sep 18134.4
Aug 18132.3
Jul 18131.6
Jun 18131.7
May 18128.3
Apr 18124.2
Mar 18122.6
Feb 18124.4
Jan 18124.4
Dec 17123.2
Nov 17122.6
Oct 17120.3
Sept 17120.5
Aug 17117.4
Jul 17115.4
Jun 17117.4
May 17117.4
Apr 17120.5
Mar 17121.8
Feb 17122.3
Jan 17122
Dec 16117.5
Nov 16 118.4
Oct 16 116.9
Sep 16 113.1
Aug 16 111.2
Jul 16 112.7
Jun 16 111.8
May 16 109.1
Apr 16 106.9
Mar 16 103.3
Feb 16 101
Jan 16 102.6
Dec 15 107.7
Nov 15 110.2
Oct 15 111
Sep 15 110.4
Aug 15 111.9
Jul 15 119.3
Jun 15 121
May 15 120.7
Apr 15 118.8
Mar 15 118.2
Feb 15 115.1
Jan 15 116.1
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Since January 2015, the average price of diesel fuel in the United Kingdom has increased noticeably. Despite initially dropping to a low of 101 pence per liter in February 2016, prices had reached a peak of 136.7 pence per liter by October 2017. The price of diesel in the United Kingdom remained similar in each region, but on average it was Northern Ireland where prices were cheapest.
Diesel cheapest at supermarket forecourts

The market share of motor fuel sold in petrol stations in 2018 was highest at hypermarkets such as Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco. This is unsurprising as the price of diesel was on average two to four pence per liter cheaper at supermarket forecourts when compared with the UK average.

Volatile crude oil prices

  One of the influencing factors of the cost of fuel is the volatile nature of crude oil prices globally. Brent Crude oil prices have varied greatly since 2014, and amounted to 71.19 U.S. dollars per barrel in 2018.
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