THE price of petrol has soared in recent months with filling up costing nearly £2 per litre in some parts of the UK.
But when do major petrol stations open and what can you expect at the pump? Here's everything you need to know.
What time do petrol stations open?
Asda operates 320 petrol stations throughout the UK.
You can check your nearest station using Asda's locator tool.
The majority of these are open 24 hours, seven days a week, including weekends and bank holidays.
Some smaller branches have shorter hours, opening at 8am and closing at 10pm.
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Asda say that they in the last five years they have "consistently ranked as one of the cheapest providers of fuel".
There are more than 600 Tesco Petrol Filing Stations across the UK.
Most stores tend to open at 6am and close at midnight during the week.
And Sunday understandably has shorter operating hours with many lifting the shutters at 10am.
You can find your nearest forecourt using Tesco's online store locator, which also details the opening hours of each specific outlet.
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Some Sainsbury's petrol stations are open 24 hours, but on the whole forecourts open between 5am and 7am.
While most close at 10pm or 11pm, there are some that stay open until midnight or have 24/7 pay at pump facilities.
Like their competitors, you can find your nearest store and its opening hours using Sainsbury's own find a store tool.
Morrisons petrol stations generally open between 6am and 6.30am.
Most don't stop serving until 10.30pm or even midnight although some do close the shutters at 8pm.
To find out more about your nearest Morrisons petrol station and its opening hours, visit the chain's store finder.
Shell operates 1,000 petrol stations in the UK.
Most of these are open 24 hours a day.
But remember to check your nearest branch using the Shell station locator.
BP petrol stations generally open at 5am and close at 10pm, but many are open 24/7.
There are more than 1,200 to choose from across the UK.
BP's locator can help you find your nearest station and check opening times.
With more than 1,000 stations across the UK, there are plenty of Esso garages for drivers to choose from.
Almost all are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You can check specific opening times and find your nearest using Esso's locator function.
Many Texaco forecourts are 24-hour operations, but some open 5.30am until 10pm.
Use the station locator to check your nearest.
With motorway services across the UK, you are never far away from a Moto stop.
And the good news is these are open 24/7.
Check where your closest Moto services is using its locator tool.
There are 35 petrol stations at UK Welcome Break motorway services which are usually open 24 hours.
Find out what is open when and where on its website.
BP operates the petrol stations at Roadchef services, and these are open 24 hours a day.
Find your nearest Roadchef using its location finder.
What is happening with fuel prices in the UK?
Fuel prices have soared in past months after hitting record highs of of £2.18 per litre in some locations during March.
And the fuel frenzy saw drivers recently flock to a Tesco selling petrol 20p cheaper than the national average.
The RAC warn this could get higher as the consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine is felt.
Most of Europe relies on Russia's oil and gas reserves for its own supply, however leaders have pledged to ban oil imports to punish Moscow which has seen prices skyrocket due to an increased global demand.
You can use the app PetrolPrices to help you find the nearest, cheapest fuel station.
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