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Forecourt fuel price war a boost for Northern Ireland drivers

BY CLAIRE MCNEILLY

Motorists look set to benefit from a new autumn phase in the fuel price war after all three Northern Ireland supermarkets announced further cuts to pump prices.

Giant retailer Asda fired the opening shot by vowing to shave 2p off the price of a litre, meaning motorists should pay no more than 126.7p for a litre of unleaded and 133.7p for diesel.

Sainsbury's and Tesco then followed suit and announced that reductions at their forecourts would also take effect from today.

It follows price cuts by all major retailers this autumn, which saw average prices fall 5.49p a litre between mid-September and mid-October – the biggest monthly fall since the 11.5p petrol price collapse in November 2008, said the AA.

The motoring watchdog said Asda's cut in petrol price follows a fall in wholesale prices over the past week.

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