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A boost for drivers as petrol is cut by 2p a litre

By Neil Lancefield

Motorists have been given a fillip when they fill up after several supermarkets cut the price of unleaded petrol.

Asda reduced the cost by 2p a litre, and froze the diesel price.

The chain, which is owned by the US company Walmart, also introduced a national price cap at its filling stations.

This means drivers will pay no more than 105.7p for unleaded and 107.7p for diesel.

Sainsbury's also announced it was dropping the price of unleaded by up to 2p per litre.

RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said: "This is yet more good news for petrol car drivers who have enjoyed prices coming down in August as a result of a barrel of oil staying around or below $50 since the end of July.

"It's very encouraging to see savings in wholesale petrol being quickly passed on to motorists at the pump.

"This should also have the very positive effect of reducing prices from other retailers around the country."

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