Fuel Prices Historic Data

Useful information on current crude oil, petrol and diesel prices

The Financial Times has useful information on commodity prices (click here to view), including those for crude oil, unleaded 95 gasoline (petrol) and diesel.
The prices quoted are in metric tonnes (weight) rather than volume (litres).

By way of guidance, to arrive at the pence per litre cost of petrol or diesel use the following conversion factors:

  • Petrol
    1 metric tonne of gasoline (petrol) = ~1,360 litres
    To convert the US dollar per tonne price to pence per litre, divide the price by 1,360 and multiply the result by the US$/£ exchange rate.
    For example: a price of $1,200 per tonne gasoline and $/£ exchange rate of 0.62:
    1,200 ÷ 1,360 x 0.62 = 54.7p per litre 
  • Diesel
    1 metric tonne of diesel (10ppm sulphur) = ~1,190 litres
    In the calculation above substitute the diesel conversion factor of 1,190 for the petrol 1,360 
  • For information on motoring taxation, click on the link below for a study commissioned by the RAC Foundation from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies. Fuel for Thought, the what, why and how of motoring taxation.
  • For a copy of the  'Study of the UK petroleum retail market' by Deloitte for DECC, published on 14 December 2012, click here.
  • For the 2013 OFT report on the UK petrol and diesel sector, please click here.
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23 publication(s) found.

UK Average Major Brand Petrol and Diesel Pump Prices January - December 2012

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 27 March 2013

 

Average major brand petrol and diesel pump prices in the UK January - December 2012

 

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EU Major Brand Petrol and Diesel Average Price 2011

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

 

EU major brand average pump price comparison for petrol and diesel from January to December 2011

 

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UK Average Major Brand Petrol and Diesel Pump Prices 2011

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 01 March 2012

 

Average major brand petrol and diesel pump prices in the UK January - December 2011

 

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EU Major Brand Petrol & Diesel Average Price 2010

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 21 February 2011

 

EU major brand average pump price comparison for petrol & diesel January to December 2010

 

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UK Average Major Brand Petrol and Diesel Pump Prices 2010

Document Type: Fuel Prices

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Publication Date: 08 February 2011

 

Data on average major brand petrol and diesel prices for 2010

 

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Fuel Price Data 2009 & Market Background

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 18 March 2010

 

Data on average petrol and diesel prices, crude oil and refined products for 2009

 

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Fuel Price Data 2008 & Market Background

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 17 April 2009

 

Data on average petrol and diesel prices, crude oil and refined products for 2008

 

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Fuel Price Data 2007 & Market Background

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 29 June 2008

 

Data on average petrol and diesel prices, crude oil, refined products and market commentary for 2007

 

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UK Average Major Brand Unleaded Petrol Pump Prices 2000 - 2007

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 28 May 2008

 

Average major brand pump price unleaded 95 petrol 2000 to 2007

 

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UK Average Major Brand Diesel Pump Prices 2000-2007

Document Type: Fuel Prices

Author: N/a

Publication Date: 28 May 2008

 

Average major brand pump price diesel 2000 to 2007

 

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