Posted: Fri 29th Jul 2022

Asda cutting fuel prices to ‘help motorists save money’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 29th, 2022

Asda is cutting the price of unleaded by 5ppl and diesel by 3ppl to help motorists save money when filling up their tanks. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The ‘big four’ supermarkets – Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco – along with a number of other suppliers, have been accused in recent weeks of keeping the cost of fuel artificially high as drivers continue to face record prices. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The move by Asda means drivers will pay on average £1.74 for a litre of unleaded and £1.85 for diesel when filling up at the supermarket chain’s 323 petrol stations across the UK. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Asda has now reduced its fuel prices by 9p a litre for unleaded and 7p for diesel since the start of the week. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

AA fuel price spokesman Luke Bosdet commented on the drop, saying: “Asda’s price move is impressive, in effect cutting 10p a litre off the UK average price of petrol.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“That’s potentially a fiver off a tank for those filling up this weekend, compared to the artificially-high prices on too many major retailer forecourts and in too many towns.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“First, it was a few dozen small independent forecourts showing up the big boys.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Now, Asda has called them out with on average a fiver off the cost of a tank of petrol. Latest UK pump price averages have petrol at 184.50p a litre (27 July).” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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