Fuel prices are set to rise at Reading pumps, despite petrol and diesel prices already at their highest in months.

On the weekend the Petrol Retailers Association warned drivers of a 3p per litre hike costs in the coming days, with little hope of respite even after stations are resupplied.

If prices were to rise by 3p today, residents could be paying as much as 156.9p per litre of unleaded fuel at the most expensive Reading petrol stations.

Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA), said: “Expect anything from 1, 2 or even 3p a litre increases at the pump. This is not profiteering. This is genuine wholesale price increases caused by global factors.”

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As of October 5, the three cheapest petrol stations in Reading are Asda, in School Road, Tilehurst (131.7p), Sainsbury’s, in Bath Rd, Theale and (131.9p) and Asda in Chalfont Way, Lower Earley (132.7p).

The most expensive pumps are the M4 Reading services (153.9p), Murko, in Basingstoke Road (141.8p) and BP, in Wokingham Road (139.9p).

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Here’s the prices of all the pumps in Reading right now: The Prime Minister said on Tuesday he is “not worried” about rising prices and the jobs gap that have played a role in petrol pumps running dry and risk a mass pig cull and shortages this Christmas.

Mr Johnson played down the prospect that rising inflation rates could cancel out wage growth as he pins his long-term hopes on transitioning into a high-wage, high-skilled economy in the wake of Brexit.