Fuel prices in Pembrokeshire have soared to new record highs this week, with the average cost of filling a typical family car with petrol exceeding £100 for the first time.

Data firm Experian Catalist said a litre of petrol cost an average of 180.7p on Tuesday, June 7 - an increase of 2.2p compared with the previous day.

This was the largest daily jump on 17 years, according to the RAC.

A similar increase today was set to take the average cost of a full tank for a 55-litre family car to more than £100 for the first time.

Selected prices in Pembrokeshire from PetrolPrices.Com:

  • Shell Kilgetty – 189.9p for unleaded/189.9p for diesel
  • Ocean Haze Service Station – 185.9p for unleaded/187.9p for diesel
  • Morrisons Haverfordwest – 180.9p for unleaded/184.9p for diesel
  • Penfro Garage – 175p for unleaded/183.9p for diesel
  • Letterston Filling Station – 172.9p for unleaded/183.9p for diesel

Some forecourts in Wales are already selling petrol above £2 per litre, according to price comparison website PetrolPrices.

Average diesel prices have also hit a record high.

They hit 186.6p on Tuesday, up 1.4p from Monday.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “A full tank of unleaded has now shot up to £99.40, moving us ever closer to the milestone £100 petrol fill-up – an unfortunate landmark we may reach as soon as today.

“Asda hiked its average petrol price nearly 5p a litre in a single day, which is unheard of.

Fuel pricesFuel prices have already hit more than £2 a litre at some garages

“These are unprecedented times in terms of the accelerating cost of forecourt fuel.”

He added that “we are still some way from the peak” as it will take several days for an unexpected fall in wholesale costs on Tuesday to be reflected in pump prices.

AA spokesman Luke Bosdet said: “Yesterday’s more than 2p-a-litre leap in average UK petrol prices is a huge shock, and fuels concern that speculation of a £2 litre just gives the fuel trade licence to pile on extra cost and misery.

“The Government needs to act fast to rein in these excesses.

“The example of fuel price transparency in Northern Ireland, where petrol and diesel two days ago averaged 6p a litre cheaper than the UK average, shows a way forward that will revive competition and can be implemented in a matter of weeks.”

The Consumer Council of Northern Ireland monitors the country’s fuel prices.