Despite the record rise in fuel prices in Malaga province, it is still possible to save a few euros when filling up the tank. Prices are more or less expensive depending on the filling station chosen, so drivers need to consider whether it is worth them driving a few kilometres further to save money on petrol or diesel.
The filling stations with the cheapest 95-octane lead-free petrol this week were in Antequera, specifically Plenoil, in Calle Bernardo Simón de Pineda, and ASC Carburantes, in Alameda de Andalucía, where people were paying 1.247 euros/litre (compared with the average of 1.418 euros in the province as a whole).
In the centre of town the cheapest filling station of all was Petroprix, which has several branches, and where the price was 1.279 euros a litre.
In the case of diesel, ASC Carburantes in Antequera was still the best alternative for drivers, as one litre cost 1.097 euros, followed by Plenoil, which is also in Antequera (1.107 euros/litre), and Petroprix (1.125 euros/litre).
Elsewhere in the province, the average cost for diesel was 1.276 euros per litre.
It is also worth bearing in mind that many of the more economical filling stations in Malaga province do not have staff and are run on a low-cost basis. The provincial association of filling stations claims that this is unfair competition because they are not employing staff as they are obliged to do by law and can therefore offer a more economical price.