Cheapest fuel prices Glasgow 2022: where to get petrol and diesel near me - and why are prices going up?

As the cost of living crisis continues, we have rounded up the cheapest places to get fuel in Glasgow

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The UK has been plunged into a cost of living crisis. Prices have skyrocketed across multiple industries in recent weeks, with fuel being one of the major areas affected.

At the time of publishing the highest price for petrol across the UK was recorded at 190.0p per litre.

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Diesel was more expensive, coming in at 208.8p per litre.

The price of a barrel of Brent crude oil reached a 14 year high on March 7, 2022 when traders saw it spike at $139. The increase came after the United States suggested that they may stop buying Russian energy.

However, European leaders were quick to respond, rejecting the notion. There have since been calls for VAT on petrol to be axed as the prices continue to rise.

So here is a round up of some of the cheapest places to get fuel in Glasgow.

Why are fuel prices going up?

There have been many contributing factors over the sudden rise in prices in recent months. One of the main contributors to the rise in fuel prices has been uncertainty over demand outstripping supply.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused major instability in the global economy, as Russia is the world’s third largest oil producer, and is responsible for around 10% of global oil sales.

The RAC’s fuel spokesman Simon Williams commented. “Having taken production down when demand fell due to the pandemic, the oil producers are now struggling to get production back up to the required levels to meet demand.”

What’s the average price of petrol and diesel at the moment?

According to price comparison site Confused.com, as of Thursday 12 May, the average price of petrol in the UK was 165.2p per litre the price of diesel was higher coming in at 180p per litre.

The highest price of petrol recorded for the UK was 191.9per litre, and the lowest price was 149.8p per litre.

Whereas, the highest price of diesel was 202.9p per litre and the lowest came in at 163.9p per litre.

Where are the cheapest places in Glasgow to get petrol?

According to petrolprices.com these are the cheapest places to get petrol in and around Glasgow:

Costco Glasgow

Price: 155.7p per litre

Address: 15 Cobden Rd, Glasgow G21 1YX

Open Times: Monday - Friday: 6am - 9:30pm - Saturday: 6am - 8pm - Sunday: 7am - 6pm

Sainsburys East Kilbride

Price: 159.9p per litre

Address: 3, Kingsgate Retail Park, Glasgow Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 4UN

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 6am - 10pm, Sunday 7am - 10pm

Morrisons Newlands

Price: 160.7p per litre

Address: 5 Douglas Park Ln, Hamilton ML3 0DF

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 6am - 10:30pm, Sunday 8am - 10pm

Morrisons Griffnock

Price: 160.7p per litre

Address: 38 Fenwick Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6AA

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 6am - 10:30pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm

Morrisons Cambuslang

Price: 160.7p per litre

Address: 1 Bridge St, Cambuslang, Glasgow G72 7EA

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 6:30am - 10:30pm, Sunday 7:30am - 10pm

Morrisons Auchinlea

Price: 160.7p per litre

Address: 20 Auchinlea Way, Auchinlea Rd, Easterhouse, Glasgow G34 9JJ

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 7am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 8pm

Where are the cheapest places in Glasgow to get Diesel?

According to petrolprices.com these are the cheapest places to get diesel in and around Glasgow:

Costco Glasgow

Price: 170.9p per litre

Address: 15 Cobden Rd, Glasgow G21 1YX

Open Times: Monday - Friday 6am - 9:30pm - Saturday 6am - 8pm - Sunday 7am - 6pm

Asda Govan

Price: 174.7p per litre

Address: 500 Helen St, Glasgow G51 3HR

Open Times: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Morrisons Newlands

Price: 174.7p per litre

Address: 117 Riverford Rd, Newlands, Glasgow G43 1PU

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 6am - 10:30pm, Sunday 8am - 10pm

Morrisons Anniesland

Price: 174.7p per litre

Address: 900 Crow Rd, Anniesland, Glasgow G13 1HY

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 6am - 9pm, Sunday 8am - 8pm

Morrisons Griffnock

Price: 174.7p per litre

Address: 38 Fenwick Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 6AA

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 6am - 10:30pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm

Morrisons Auchinlea

Price: 174.7p per litre

Address: 20 Auchinlea Way, Auchinlea Rd, Easterhouse, Glasgow G34 9JJ

Open Times: Monday - Saturday 7am - 10pm, Sunday 8am - 8pm

Will fuel prices go down?

A decrease in fuel seems unlikely due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Industry observers expect the situation to worsen in coming days and weeks, meaning more market instability.

However, RAC’s fuel spokesman  Simon Williams said there was a “glimmer of hope” that negotiations between the US and Iran could ease pressure on the market.