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FUEL FOR THUGHT Britain’s ‘most expensive petrol station’, selling fuel at £2.38 a litre, amid cost of living chaos

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A petrol station billed as the ‘most expensive’ in the UK is selling fuel for well over £2 a liter amid the cost of living crisis.

Gulf Station on Sloane Avenue in affluent Chelsea on Thursday charged drivers £2.38 for unleaded beer.

At that rate, the average tank of just over 33 liters would have cost nearly £80.

South Kensington Gulf is said to be the most expensive petrol station in the UK.

LondonWorld investigated skyrocketing prices at the pump and revealed staggering costs Brits are being forced to indulge in to use their cars.

Claudia Marquis was standing in the Shell on Queenstown Road, Nine Elms, Battersea when she saw the price rise by more than 3p.

She said: “Just moments ago the price per liter was £1.82.

“However, the price has gone up by 3p in the last three minutes – it’s now £1.85 for petrol.”

It comes as a remote petrol pump in the Scottish Highlands is selling diesel at £2.13 a litre.

The shocking cost is £9.67 a gallon – but motorists were seen queuing for their share on Thursday, the Mirror reported.

The AA’s head of roads policy, Jack Cousens, said it tends to be the rural areas that are slightly more expensive – but you can never predict which areas will have the best deals.

“There are around 8,000 petrol stations in the UK so it’s quite difficult to know where the most expensive petrol per liter is, but London tends to be on the more expensive end.

“It’s also more likely to be in rural areas where it’s a bit more expensive than normal.

“If you’re lucky enough to have a supermarket petrol station nearby, that tends to lower prices in the area as they’re more flexible, which means other retailers are trying to match their prices.

“But that effect has faded a bit, so it’s really a buy-in thing.”

The current average petrol price in the UK is £1.82 per liter, with the cost of filling up an average family car reaching £100 on Wednesday.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said a full tank of fuel could net drivers an “incredible” 110 pounds during the holiday season.

“The wholesale price of diesel is fast approaching 160p a liter which, when you add in a dealer’s margin of 7p and 20% VAT, would put the pump price above the £2 mark,” he said.

“We urge the government to take drastic action to mitigate the impact these unprecedented pump prices are having on drivers.”

A petrol station billed as the ‘most expensive’ in the UK is selling fuel for well over £2 a liter amid the cost of living crisis.

Gulf Station on Sloane Avenue in affluent Chelsea on Thursday charged drivers £2.38 for unleaded beer.

At that rate, the average tank of just over 33 liters would have cost nearly £80.

South Kensington Gulf is said to be the most expensive petrol station in the UK.

LondonWorld investigated skyrocketing prices at the pump and revealed staggering costs Brits are being forced to indulge in to use their cars.

Claudia Marquis was standing in the Shell on Queenstown Road, Nine Elms, Battersea when she saw the price rise by more than 3p.

She said: “Just moments ago the price per liter was £1.82.

“However, the price has gone up by 3p in the last three minutes – it’s now £1.85 for petrol.”

It comes as a remote petrol pump in the Scottish Highlands is selling diesel at £2.13 a litre.

The shocking cost is £9.67 a gallon – but motorists were seen queuing for their share on Thursday, the Mirror reported.

The AA’s head of roads policy, Jack Cousens, said it tends to be the rural areas that are slightly more expensive – but you can never predict which areas will have the best deals.

“There are around 8,000 petrol stations in the UK so it’s quite difficult to know where the most expensive petrol per liter is, but London tends to be on the more expensive end.

“It’s also more likely to be in rural areas where it’s a bit more expensive than normal.

Gulf Station on Sloane Avenue in affluent Chelsea on Thursday charged drivers £2.38 for unleaded beer.

“But that effect has faded a bit, so it’s really a buy-in thing.”

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