DRIVERS in Yorkshire are enjoying the lowest average petrol prices of any region in the country, according to new figures.
The typical cost of a litre of pettrol in the region now stands at 108.8p, according to the AA.
That is lower than the average for the UK as whole where the petrol price is now 108.91p - a 7.41p dip on the mid-December figure and only 0.5p short of the second-biggest monthly fall recorded by the organisation.
The AA said a family with two petrol cars is spending around £16.30 a month less at the pump than in mid-December, and more than £50 a month less than last July, when petrol was at 131.70p a litre.
AA president Edmund King said: “A £50 cut to a two-car family’s monthly petrol bill is a huge boost after more than five years of squeeze on the necessities of modern life, including fuel.
“This week, a £1 litre has appeared over the horizon although it’s not guaranteed to appear in every town. In fact, many rural towns would say that predictions of petrol at 99.9p a litre are a bad joke as they continue to struggle with the pump price lottery.
“Even so, it has to be recognised that the supermarket price war that may have been a bit of a phoney in the past is a full-blooded fight now. Certainly, drivers increasingly gave them the cold shoulder through 2014, mainly because price-matching across a locality takes away the incentive to go specifically to a supermarket for fuel - unless it has rock-bottom prices.”