Red diesel prices top 50p/l

Quotes for 1,000 litres of red diesel across NI are in the region of £540 to £560 including VAT, or 51.3p to 53.2p/l excluding VAT.

Diesel prices are expected to edge upwards in the coming months as crude oil rises in value, with prices of $63 per barrel being hit mid-week, up from around $55 in February 2021.

Current prices are in line with fuel prices in late-February 2020, although they then slipped to a low of 39p/l by mid-April 2020.

Back in March 2019, red diesel cost 63p/l.