Why is BP fuel so expensive?

My local BP garage is still charging £1.55 per litre for their cheapest diesel, much more than any prices mentioned in the article (although in November 2023 it was 10p more at £1.65). Why would BP be charging so much, 10p more than Sainsbury's even, according the internet, this can't be fair? The BP garage also runs an M&S outlet on the premises.

Asked on 15 January 2024 by Christopher Trotter

Answered by David Ross
Generally speaking, supermarkets tend to offer the cheapest fuel, while independent fuel stations and branded forecourts such as Shell and BP tend to charge the most. However, there are always anomalies and significant regional variations, with some large cities and very rural areas charging more than urban areas.
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