Essex petrol prices: The cheapest petrol and diesel prices reported across Essex

Across the country, many families will be feeling the pinch as the cost of living is rising. Among the items that are skyrocketing is fuel, with prices for petrol and diesel reaching eye-watering levels.

A year ago, the average petrol price stood at 122.50p a litre, while diesel was at 125.99p, according to the RAC. The cheapest unleaded in Essex now sits at an eyewatering 155.9p, while diesel is at the 168.9p mark, with record highs hit in recent weeks.

In the recent Spring Budget Statement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak responded to the huge price hikes, announcing that he had cut fuel duty by 5p a litre. The chancellor announced the move on a day when the annual inflation rate rose to 6.2 per cent.

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To help you find the cheapest fuel forecourts, we’ve scoured Petrolprices.com and found the top 10 cheapest forecourts for both unleaded and diesel here in Essex. The figures are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change and rely on user submissions. Due to this, they may be out of date by the time you fill up your vehicle but can be a useful measure nonetheless.

Here are the stations that are the cheapest for unleaded

1) Gulf Chelmsford, Maylands Garage, Steeple Road, Chelmsford, CM3 6BB: 155.9p (April 3)

2) Jet Haverhill, North Street Garage, Manor Road, CB9 0EP: 155.9p (April 6)

3) Tesco Sudbury, Springlands Way, CO10 1GY: 157.9p (April 6)

4) Asda Tiptree Automat, Church Road, CO5 0LA: 158.7p (April 5)

5) Asda South Woodham Ferrers Automat, Ferrers Road, CM3 5SY: 158.7p (April 6)

6) Asda Colchester, Turner Rise, CO4 5JY: 158.7p (April 2)

7) Asda Basildon Eastgate, SS14 1AE: 158.7p (April 2)

8) Esso Doe Motors Ltd, Colchester Road, Witham, CM8 3BL: 158.9p (April 4)

9) Tesco Chelmsford, Princes Road, CM2 9XW: 158.9p (April 3)

10) Sainsbury’s South Woodham Ferrers, Burnham Road, CM3 5QP: 158.9p (April 4)

Here are the stations that are the cheapest for diesel

1) Tesco, Princes Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9XW: 168.9p (April 3)

2) Tesco Braintree/Great Notley, The Square, CM77 7WW: 169.9p (April 6)

3) Maylands Garage, Steeple Road, Chelmsford, CM3 6BB: 169.9p (April 5)

4) Tesco Colchester, Greenstead Road, CO1 2TE: 169.9p (April 6)

5) Tesco Colchester Extra, Highwoods Square, 169.9p (April 6)

6) Jet Haverhill, North Street Garage, Manor Road, CB9 0EP: 169.9p (April 6)

7) Asda Tiptree Automat, Church Road, CO5 0LA: 170.7p (March 29)

8) Asda Chelmsford Automat, Chelmer Village Centre, CM2 6RE: 170.7p (April 5)

9) Asda Colchester, Turner Rise, CO4 5JY: 170.7p (April 2)

19) Asda South Woodham Ferrers Automat, Ferrers Road, CM3 5SY: 171.7p (April 6)

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