A petrol price war among the major supermarkets has been sparked, with Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all announcing forthcoming price cuts.
Asda has today cut both diesel and unleaded prices by up to 2p per litre at its 272 petrol stations.
Tesco will follow suit by cutting prices by up to 2p per litre at all of its 500 forecourts from 5pm today, while Morrisons will do the same from 6pm today.
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Sainsbury’s meanwhile, will cut the price of diesel and unleaded by up to 2p per litre across all of its 303 forecourts tomorrow.
Asda and Morrisons say the move means prices at their filling stations will cost no more than 106.7p per litre for diesel, and no more than 105.7p per litre for unleaded.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams says: “A 2p a litre supermarket cut in the price of petrol and diesel from a major supermarket is of course good news for motorists, it’s just a shame it didn’t come sooner.”
He adds: “This price cut takes us back to a supermarket price that was last seen in early May.”
The average price of unleaded stood at 110.62p per litre on 31 July, while the average price of diesel stood at 111.45p per litre, according to the latest data from PetrolPrices.com.
To find the cheapest prices in your area, type your postcode into PetrolPrices.com.
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