It is well known that petrol prices are at an all-time high and are only likely to get higher. Since 2009 the average price per litre of unleaded petrol has increased by 60p.
But now it has become apparent that many motorists are paying the price of losing out in a postcode lottery with prices varying hugely between regions.
New research from Santander has revealed that some drivers pay more than £250 extra a year for their fuel.
The research involved analysing the average price per litre of premium unleaded fuel in every county across the UK.
The most expensive place to refuel was found to be the Shetland Islands, where fuel costs on average 145.9 pence per litre. Comparatively the cheapest place to fill up was Grampian in Scotland, with a price of 129.7 per litre.