The average cost of filling a typical 55-litre family car has now surpassed £100, and one petrol station in Broxburn is already charging almost £2 per litre.
For motorists who want to avoid paying extortionate prices to fill up their cars, the Evening News have found the cheapest places to buy petrol and fuel in Edinburgh today.
The Costco petrol station in Loanhead is currently the cheapest place to buy petrol in Edinburgh, according to Petrolprices.com. Unleaded is on sale for 170.7p a litre at the station.
The third cheapest price can be found at the Morrisons in Moredun, where you can purchase Unleaded for 175.9p a litre.
The Asda in Chesser was selling Unleaded for 176.7p a litre yesterday, while it cost slightly more – 178.7p a litre – at the Asda petrol stations in Leith and Straiton.
Motorists wanting a good deal should avoid the Shell Fairfield Service Station in Broxburn, which was charging 196.9p for a litre of Unleaded as of Thursday.
While it is possible to shop around for a better price, drivers will likely continue to see an increase in what they are paying for fuel .
Last Tuesday, the largest daily jump in petrol prices for 17 years was recorded.