PETROL prices are rising again after falling in January.
Chris Stern, of Paddock-based C J Stern (Oils), said prices at the pumps rose about 1p a litre this week.
That takes the lowest-priced petrol in the Huddersfield area to 77.9p a litre for unleaded and 81.9p a litre for diesel.
The AA motoring organisation reported that petrol prices fell about 3p a litre for unleaded and 1.3p a litre for diesel in January.
That took the average price to 79.6p a litre for unleaded and 84.8p a litre for diesel.
The figures also underline that Huddersfield remains one of the cheapest places in the UK to fill up.
Mr Stern said: "The fall in price during January was led by the supermarkets and a decrease in the price of crude oil.
"January was also one of the mildest for some years, which reduced demand for heating oil."
But he added: "Prices are starting to turn the corner and edge up again by about 1p a litre."
Mr Stern went on: "Retailers are reviewing prices on a weekly basis. There certainly won't be a reduction this week - and the chances are there will be an increase next week."
But he stressed that prices on the forecourt remained historically low - compared with 82p per litre at the height of the Iraq war.