Although petrol prices continue to remain high, some areas are seeing a drop – despite recent findings that the UK ranked bottom for European countries that have acted on fuel prices.

This week, it was revealed that UK petrol prices are not falling in line with wholesale cost according to the RAC.

Over the last eight weeks, the average price paid for unleaded by drivers across the UK has only dropped by 9p a litre, despite wholesale petrol prices falling by 20p during the same time period.

According to the motoring organisation, this means a litre of petrol should be 167p on average, not the current 183p.

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This means drivers are paying £9 more on a tank of petrol than they should be.

Many households continue to struggle with the cost-of-living crises so we’ve looked at the cheapest petrol stations across County Durham and Darlington to see what people in the North East are paying for fuel.

These are the cheapest petrol stations in County Durham and Darlington:


  • Morrisons Darlington - 174.7p
  • ASDA Darlington – 174.7p
  • Morrisons Morton Park – 174.7p
  • Sainsburys Darlington  - 175.9p
  • Esso Grange Road – 179.9p

Bishop Auckland:

  • Jet Etherley Moor Garage (B6282) – 169.9p
  • ASDA Bishop Auckland  - 172.7p
  • Tesco Bishop Auckland – 172.9p
  • Sainsbury’s Bishop Auckland – 172.9p
  • Gulf Park Head Road  - 177.7p

Newton Aycliffe:

  • Tesco Newton Aycliffe Extra – 173.9p
  • Jet Darlington Road (Newton Park Service Station)– 174.9p
  • Jet Shildon (Shildon Service Station) - 174.9p
  • Shell Newton Aycliffe (Forest Park Service) – 175.9p
  • Esso Newton Aycliffe (RSS St Cuthberts Way) – 178.9p

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Durham City:

  • Esso Durham (St Giles Filling Station) – 175.9p
  • Tesco Extra Durham  - 176.9p
  • Sainsbury’s Durham – 176.9p
  • BP Frederick Street North (Meadowfield Filling Station) – 179.9p
  • Jet A177 (Bowburn Filling Station) – 179.9p

Chester-le-Street (including Washington and Team Valley)

  • Esso North View Terrace (Northview Service Station) – 174.9p
  • Sainsbury’s Team Valley – 175.9p
  • Sainsbury’s Durham  - 176.9p
  • Sainsbury’s Washington  - 176.9p
  • Jet Quarry Row (Quarry Service Station) – 176.9p

Seaham and Peterlee (including Sunderland)

  • ASDA Sunderland – 173.7p
  • Morrisons Doxford Park – 173.7p
  • ASDA Peterlee Yoden Way PFS – 173.7p
  • Sainsbury’s Sunderland – 174.9p
  • Gulf Sunderland (No 1 filling station) – 174.9p

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