Diesel prices fall below £1 as supermarkets cut prices

4 January 2016

Motorists filling up today will pay less for diesel at Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco as the supermarkets have cut prices to under £1 per litre.

Morrisons kicked off the price war, cutting diesel prices to 99.7p per litre yesterday. It claims to be the first retailer to bring the price of diesel to below the £1 mark in six years.

Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco swiftly followed suit, also cutting diesel prices today.

Drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 277 stations, and Tesco’s 500 forecourts will pay 99.7p per litre for diesel.

Meanwhile, motorists using one of Sainsbury’s 301 forecourts will pay 99.9p per litre.

However, just because these four supermarkets have cut prices, it doesn’t mean they’ll be the cheapest for you. See PetrolPrices.com to find the lowest price in your area, and watch our How to cut your petrol bill video for tips on reducing costs. 

Average UK diesel prices stood at 106.04p per litre on 23 December 2015 – the most up-to-date figures published – while unleaded stood at 102.22p per litre on the same date, according to PetrolPrices.com.

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