A CUMBRIAN petrol station is charging well above the national average for fuel.

The BP at Burton-in-Kendal Services, off the M6, is charging 202.9p for unleaded and 204.9p for diesel-20p higher than the national average- according to price comparison website PetrolPrices.

The average price of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts reached a record 180.7p on Tuesday, according to data firm Experian Catalist.

That was an increase of 2.2p compared with the previous day.

Diesel also reached a record of 186.6p, up 1.4p on Monday's average price.

Ministers could "name and shame" petrol retailers who fail to pass on the fuel duty cut to motorists, Downing Street indicated.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said there is continued concern in Government that the 5p cut announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his Spring Statement is still not being passed on at all filling stations.

The spokesman said the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has the power to launch an investigation and "transparency" could play a part in ensuring the cut is passed on.

"We know that there has been variation in that and we do want to see it passed on at all petrol stations. We are not confident that that is happening across the board," the spokesman said.

"The CMA have said that if they find evidence that the cut is not being passed on that would mean competition is not working and they could launch a formal investigation. Obviously we would whole-heartedly support them.

"We are continuing to look at all possible options. Transparency may have an important role to play.

"It is important the public understand what actions each of the fuel retailers are taking and so we are considering what further options we can take in this area."