PETROL prices are reaching a high that has not been seen in almost two years.

The cost of filling up a typical 55-litre petrol family car has since risen by around £13, while a full tank of diesel is approximately £11 more.

Fuel sank to as low as £1.05 per litre of petrol and £1.12 per litre of diesel in May 2020, when the global shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic led to a collapse in the value of oil.

A litre of the fuel costs an average of £1.28 at UK forecourts, Government figures show.

It has not been that expensive since August 2019, according to analysis by the PA news agency.

With the rising costs to fill up, where can you find the cheapest unleaded petrol in Knutsford according to

Unleaded – ESSO Toft Road

ESSO on Toft Road, or Knutsford Service Station, is the cheapest unleaded petrol priced at 130.9p per litre.

That is followed by BP on Chester Road at Cheshireways Service Station standing at 133.9p per litre. With a few Knutsford stations unaccounted for price wise, the M6 Knutsford Motorway Services is next in the list at 149.9p per litre.

There is a lack of data for Knutsford stations on diesel prices, but the only one accounted for is the M6 Motorway Services at 151.9p per litre.

Petrol prices over the last two years - Image: PA Graphics

Petrol prices over the last two years - Image: PA Graphics

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said drivers are “having to endure relentless pump price increases”.

He described the timing as “pretty frustrating”, due to the rise in leisure trips.

“It doesn’t need to be this way,” Mr Williams insisted. “Given that wholesale petrol prices show there is scope for a 2p cut in prices, retailers really shouldn’t be increasing them.

“Diesel drivers have good reason to feel particularly aggrieved too as the wholesale price is very similar to that of petrol.

“Sadly, it looks as though many retailers are now taking a bigger margin than ever with every litre of fuel they’re selling, meaning drivers’ cash isn’t going as far each time they visit the forecourt.”

Not all petrol stations prices could be accounted for by the site.