South Yorkshire drivers getting pumped up over petrol price fall

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Sheffield motorists have been getting revved up over the news that petrol prices have been driven down.

Motoring organisation the RAC has predicted petrol could fall below £1 a litre in early 2015 – the cheapest it has been since 2009.

The plummeting price of crude oil is being passed on at the petrol pumps and South Yorkshire residents are seeing savings at forecourts all over the region.

Rob Prior, of the former Sheffield Motorists Forum, said: “It’s obviously great news for Sheffield drivers.

“The economy is recovering, the cost of living is being driven down and that will allow the people of Sheffield to save more money and do more things with the money they save. It’s great news for the consumer and it’s also fantastic news for Sheffield businesses.”

The national average price of a litre of petrol is 116.9p – some 14p a litre cheaper than the beginning of 2014 – and the average price at supermarkets is 114.26p.

Based on the most recent data available at www.petrolprices.com, the cheapest petrol in Sheffield is at Tesco on Abbeydale Road, Abbeydale, and Sainsburys on Archer Road, Millhouses, both at 114.9p.

The cheapest in the region are Tesco on Centenary Way, Rotherham, and Sainsbury’s on Eckington Lane, Sothall, at 112.9p.

On Tuesday, the price of Brent crude fell to $59 a barrel and the price is set to continue dropping.

Simon Williams, RAC fuel spokesman, said: “Talk of prices going up like a rocket and falling like a feather could not be further from the truth as retailers have been quick to pass on savings at the forecourt.”

TOP TEN LOWEST PETROL PRICES

Tesco Rotherham Extra: Centenary Way, Rotherham – 112.9p

Sainsburys Crystal Peaks: Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre, Waterthorpe, Sheffield – 112.9p

Marsh Lane Filling Station: Dronfield Road, Eckington – 113.9p

Morrisons Parkgate: Stadium Way, Parkgate, Rotherham – 113.9p

Morrisons Halfway: Oxclose Park Road North, Halfway – 113.9p

Tesco Sheffield Abbeydale: Abbeydale Road, Millhouses – 114.9p

Sainsburys Archer Road: Archer Road, Millhouses – 114.9p

Sainsburys Dronfield: Sheffield Road, Dronfield – 114.9p

Meadowbank Filling Station: Meadow Bank Road, Deepdale, Rotherham – 114.9p

Rotherham Wortley Road Express: Wortley Road, Rotherham – 114.9p

TOP TEN LOWEST DIESEL PRICES

Asda Sheffield Drakehouse: Beighton Road East, Drakehouse – 118.7p

Co-op Bankside: Wortley Road, Rotherham – 118.9p

Tesco Rotherham Extra: Centenary Way, Rotherham – 118.9p

Sainsburys Crystal Peaks: Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre, Waterthorpe, Sheffield – 118.9p

Mega Filling Station: City Road, Manor, Sheffield – 119.9p

Brobot Hillsborough: Bradfield Road, Owlerton, Sheffield – 119.9p

Co-op Birley Moor Road: Birley Moor Road, Frecheville, Sheffield – 119.9p

Rotherham Wortley Road Express: Wortley Road, Rotherham – 119.9p

Masborough Street Service Station: Masborough Street, Rotherham – 119.9p

Brobot Woodhouse Mill: Retford Road, Woodhouse Mill, Sheffield – 119.9p