Batley and Dewsbury drivers get better deal than Huddersfield motorists as petrol prices surge
DRIVERS in Dewsbury and Batley are getting a better deal on fuel than their counterparts in Huddersfield.
Research by the Examiner shows supermarkets are charging more for fuel in south Kirklees than in the north of the district.
The news comes as the civil war in oil-rich Libya pushes petrol prices above the £6 a gallon barrier.
Shoppers at Tesco on Viaduct Street in Huddersfield town centre are paying 129.9p per litre of unleaded and 134.9p for diesel. The supermarket is charging exactly the same rate at its store in Brighouse.
But in Batley, Tesco is selling unleaded for 2p less and diesel 3p cheaper.
A company spokesman said: “Like all other petrol retailers in the country we operate a local pricing policy and aim to be competitive on the price of fuel in the local catchment area for each store.”
Sainsbury’s is also charging less in north Kirklees than in the south.
The company’s store at Southgate in Huddersfield is selling unleaded for 126.9p per litre and diesel for 130.9p.
But Sainsbury’s in Dewsbury is offering both types of fuel for 1p less.