Petrol prices fall to below £1 a litre

Daily Express - - NEWS - By Steph Spyro

PETROL prices have fallen to below £1 per litre na­tion­ally for the first time in four years.

Su­per­mar­ket gi­ant Mor­risons pegged its fuel to a max­i­mum of 99.7p per litre across the coun­try yes­ter­day – in a move ex­pected to be fol­lowed by ri­vals.

It also re­duced its diesel price to no more than 104.7p per litre. Mor­risons’ head of fuel Ash­ley My­ers said: “This cut will help peo­ple who are trav­el­ling to work, those shop­ping for es­sen­tials, and those as­sist­ing the el­derly and vul­ner­a­ble.”

The low­ered price means fill­ing a 55-litre fam­ily car will be nearly £7 cheaper than seven weeks ago. Just this week­end, av­er­age pump prices were 108.48p for a litre of petrol.

But the AA ex­pressed fears that price re­duc­tions would hin­der the fight against Covid-19.

Spokesman Luke Bos­det said: “Slash­ing pump prices dur­ing lock­down might en­cour­age peo­ple to make non-es­sen­tial trips.”

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