Petrol price cuts amid rip-off claims

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

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.”

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