We're cutting the cost of fuel by up to 3p per litre across the country
Here’s some good news for hard-pressed motorists – we’re cutting the price of fuel by up to 3p per litre.
From September 25 drivers filling up at any of our 203 forecourts across the country will pay no more than 135.7p per litre for unleaded and 139.7p per litre for diesel.
We’re passing on a reduction in the wholesale price of fuel as part of our commitment to everyday low prices – no coupons, no gimmicks!
Petrol trading director Andy Peake said: "We always aim to be the first retailer in each part of the country to drop prices when costs are falling and the last to put them up.
“And when we do drop prices, we drop them everywhere, setting a maximum national price cap for our customers, which means they all benefit from our low prices, regardless of where they live.”
The reduction comes hot on the heels of the launch of our new smartphone fuel price checker. If you’ve got an Android phone you can now use our app to check out our fuel prices wherever you are – handy if you’re about to fill up somewhere more expensive! The service will be available for iPhone users soon.
We’re the only supermarket that sets a maximum national fuel price cap for customers wherever they live. That policy is what lies behind the AA’s confirmation that towns with an Asda are likely to have Britain’s lowest petrol prices.
Since 2008 our Income Tracker research has shown that high fuel prices have had a big impact on the average family’s budget. The latest report, released today, shows that although petrol and diesel prices are slightly down on last year costs at the pump rose in August 2012 by more than they did in August 2011, putting upward pressure on the inflation rate and putting further pressure on family spending power.