Petrol prices LIVE: Updates as average cost hits record £1.51 for first time ever

The average price of a litre of petrol has hit £1.51 for the first time, sparking queues at fuel stations in some parts of the UK.

Figures from data firm Experian Catalist show the average cost of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts was 150.65p on Saturday and 151.25p on Sunday.

Also the average cost of a litre of diesel is at a record high, reaching 154.69p on Saturday and 154.72p on Sunday.

Read more: The seven North Wales communities with a 20mph speed limit from today

As a result queues have been spotted at some petrol stations across the country – including in Kent, Hull, Lincolnshire, London, Hampshire, and across Devon and Cornwall since Thursday.

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