Su­per­mar­kets in 2p fuel cut

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

FOUR su­per­mar­kets have given mo­torists a treat by cut­ting petrol prices by 2p a litre.

Asda, Mor­risons, Tesco and Sains­bury’s made the move af­ter fuel re­tail­ers were ac­cused of not pass­ing on sav­ings from lower whole­sale costs.

Over the past six months, the cost of fill­ing up a typ­i­cal 55-litre fam­ily car with petrol or diesel has risen by around £6.

The av­er­age cost of fuel at UK fill­ing sta­tions stands at £1.30 per litre for petrol, ac­cord­ing to new Gov­ern­ment fig­ures.

Asda said the 2p price cut would now mean their cus­tomers would never pay more than 122.7p per litre for petrol and 134.7 for diesel.

Diesel ve­hi­cle own­ers have been hit by price rises for 18 con­sec­u­tive weeks, reach­ing an av­er­age of £1.37 per litre.

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