Bank holiday boost for motorists as supermarkets cut petrol prices

2 May 2013

The big four supermarkets are giving motorists a bank holiday bonus by slashing petrol prices. Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco are all cutting prices at the pumps by around 2p a litre on unleaded fuel.

The big four are also slashing the cost of diesel in time for the extended holiday weekend.

The average price for unleaded petrol across the UK is 134.76p a litre, according to petrol price comparison, while the average price of diesel now stands at 139.23p a litre.

Asda says customers will pay no more than 129.7p on unleaded and 134.7p on diesel across its petrol stations.

Sainsbury's and Tesco are also reducing the price of diesel by up to 2p per litre, while Asda and Morrisons will cut diesel by up to 1p per litre.

The price falls will be introduced this afternoon for Morrisons and Tesco customers, with Sainsbury's and Asda shoppers seeing reductions introduced tomorrow.

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Strong pound

Tesco customers can also save money by doubling their Clubcard points when buying unleaded from its pumps, said Tesco's petrol category director Peter Cattell.

Pump prices have been dropping in recent weeks thanks to the falling price of oil and the growing strength of the pound, the AA said.

Since the beginning of March, when the price of unleaded rose to 140p a litre, prices have been falling. But they still remain higher than they were at the start of the year, when unleaded stood at 132p a litre, the motoring organisation said.

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