A MIRFIELD filling station could be among the most expensive in Britain after raising its prices to £1.07 a litre.
The dubious distinction goes to Newgate Garage on Newgate in Lower Hopton.
Motorists face the high price for unleaded but diesel users also face paying a pocket-pounding £1.04 a-litre.
However, the owner claimed today they are not cashing in on the current fuel situation.
Martin Brown said: "The company we get fuel from bought the last lot the day Hurrican Katrina struck and consequently the prices went sky high.
"There was nothing we could do about it, but since then the prices have come down so the next delivery we get should not be as expensive. The next lot will be cheaper."
Mr Brown said motorists had been understanding about the high prices. He added: "We have been very busy."
Across Huddersfield a number of petrol stations have been forced to close after drivers ignored warnings not to panic buy fuel and filled their tanks.
On Tuesday the Jet filling station on New Mill Road in Brockholes stopped pumping after running out and so did the Alpine Corner station in Honley and Lockwood Filling Station on Woodhead Road.
Chris Stern, of C&J Oils at Paddock, who owns four petrol stations, said filling stations who buy their fuel on the open market were open to large price fluctuations and rises.
He said: "On Monday we did three days trading in one day. It was aboslutely manic.
"We have had the tankers down. The oil company filled up the tankers last night and then sent them out at 5am this morning to avoid any of the fuel protestors."
The wave of fuel protests, which brought the country to its knees in 2000, appears not to have had the same effect today.
There were no signs of protesters at Shell's Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
Police kept a low profile and security guards were checking drivers' passes as they approached the road to the main gate.