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Asda cuts fuel by up to 2ppl

130.7ppl for unleaded at 135.7ppl for diesel

Asda today (Tuesday 27th September) has given drivers another welcome boost by quickly passing on the drop in wholesale prices from the Middle East, to Middle England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

From this morning Asda will cut prices by up to two pence per litre across the UK, meaning drivers filling up at Asda will not pay more than its new cap at 130.7 pence per litre for unleaded and 135.7 pence per litre for diesel at any of its 188 filling stations nationwide.

Andy Peake, Asda’s Petrol Trading Director, said: “We know the price of petrol matters to our customers which is why we aim to be the first to pass on cuts in the cost of crude – that’s again what we’re doing today. We’re still the only fuel retailer to have a national price cap for our petrol and diesel and continue to urge others to follow our lead. That would deliver fairer prices across the whole of the UK – not just in places where there’s an Asda to keep prices down.”

Asda remains the only fuel retailer to have a national fuel price cap and continues to urge others to follow its lead, delivering fairer prices across the whole of the UK and not just in places where an Asda keeps prices down.

That clear policy is what lies behind the AA’s findings that towns with an Asda are likely to have the lowest petrol prices – and means Asda fuel stations has the smallest spread between lowest and highest prices, of any major petrol retailer.

Yesterday (Monday 26th September) Asda opened its first store in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) which boasts a petrol filling station. Rival retailers in the town have been charging drivers up to 7ppl more for fuel before Asda arrived.

Posted in Press Centre on 27 September 2011