Belfast Telegraph

Grocery giants kick off new fuel price war

By Peter Woodman

Three big supermarkets are cutting fuel prices again.

Asda and Sainsbury's are reducing their petrol and diesel by 2p a litre from today, while Tesco's similar 2p-a-litre cut took effect yesterday.

The reductions mean Asda customers will pay no more than 105.7p a litre for petrol, with diesel being 112.7p a litre at its 245 UK filling stations - including nine in Northern Ireland.

This is Asda's 14th fuel cut since the end of September, with 21p a litre coming off its petrol price in total and 17p a litre off its diesel.

For Sainsbury's and Morrisons in Great Britain, it is the seventh cut since the beginning of December. The RAC has predicted that petrol could dip as low as £1 per litre, although the AA is more sceptical.

AA president Edmund King said: "Further drops in the pump price are extremely welcome. However, small rural towns are again being left behind by the price falls in the more competitive areas.

"There is still a price lottery out there so we advise drivers to shop around."

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