Galway among highest petrol prices in Ireland

Galway and Dublin are currently two of the most expensive counties on average in Ireland to fuel a car, according to a new national survey carried out by the Irish Independent.

It found that the average petrol price has risen to an all-time high of €1.72 a litre, while diesel has increased to €1.63.

The survey of 260 service stations across Ireland found the highest average price for a litre of unleaded petrol was in Co ­Galway at €1.74, followed by Dublin and Cavan at €1.73.

The Irish Independent survey says Galway (again ), Kildare, Wicklow, and Wexford are the most expensive counties for a litre of diesel, at €1.64.

Meanwhile, the survey says the lowest price for a litre of petrol and diesel was recorded at the same service station in Co Laois at €1.64 and €1.54 respectively.

The highest price for a litre of petrol, according to the survey, was in Co Meath at €1.77, while the most expensive price recorded for diesel was €1.66 in Kildare.

At this point in 2020, the national average price of a litre of unleaded was €1.25 and diesel was €1.17.

Galway was above the national average for both petrol and diesel, as were Clare and Offaly. Mayo was below the national average for petrol but above for diesel, and Westmeath was similar. Roscommon was found to be below average for both petrol and diesel.


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