Pain at the pumps

Eamonn McFadden

Reporter:

Eamonn McFadden

Motorists around the county have been noticing a rise in fuel costs and depending on where you live determines what you pay at the pumps, it appears.

Motorists around the county have been noticing a rise in fuel costs and depending on where you live determines what you pay at the pumps, it appears.

A survey of 14 petrol stations around the county shows a difference of as much as 5c per litre of fuel between retailers.

The survey covered a sample of garages conducted over Tuesday night and yesterday morning as yet another rise in petrol and diesel prices have been recorded since the new year.

Back in January fuel retailed in Letterkenny for between 156.9c and 152.9c per litre for petrol and 150.9c to 153.9c for diesel.

Latest prices now show unleaded costing approximately 159.9c and diesel 156.9c in the town.

Back in November 2010 the Donegal Democrat highlighted concerns by motorists on rising fuel costs where unleaded petrol had risen in price to 139.9c with diesel costing 134.9c in parts of the county.

Now, just over a year later, some retailers are charging up to 23c more per litre as petrol prices continue to rocket.

The highest price record by this paper yesterday was 162.9c for unleaded while diesel was 158.9.

The lowest located was in west Donegal at 157.9c for unleaded and 154.9c for diesel. A difference of 5c per litre.