Petrol price cuts amid rip-off claims
THREE supermarkets are cutting petrol and diesel prices amid claims that fuel retailers are overcharging motorists.
Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons announced they will reduce the cost of petrol by up to 1p per litre and diesel by up to 2p per litre this week.
It is Asda’s seventh fuel price drop in the past three months, cutting pump prices for a litre of petrol and diesel by 14p and 11p respectively.
The firm’s national fuel price cap will be £1.14p per litre of petrol and £1.24 per litre of diesel.
Asda and Morrisons have already implemented the new prices, while Sainsbury’s was making the change this Wednesday.
Motoring groups have accused retailers of refusing to fully pass on recent reductions in wholesale costs.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: “This cut is very welcome news, but the big question is whether the other supermarkets will respond and drop their prices sufficiently at all of their sites.”