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Asda cuts fuel by up to 2ppl on unleaded and up to 1ppl on diesel

  • New national price cap means any drivers filling up at any Asda fuel station will pay no more than – 133.7 ppl on unleaded and 138.7 ppl on diesel.
  • The average price of a litre of petrol rose in August to 137.5 pence, up from 133.4 ppl in May, three months before. The average cost of a litre of petrol stands at 134.3 at Asda, well below the national average across all retailers.
  • The average UK household could save more than £45 a year filling up at Asda, compared to the most expensive retailer.
  • Households in Northern Ireland continue to have the greatest potential savings by shopping at Asda, of over £55 a year at Augusts’ prices.

From tomorrow morning (Friday 13th September) drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 223 forecourts nationwide will pay no more than 133.7ppl on unleaded and 138.7 ppl on diesel.

Asda today reacted quickly to the latest reductions in wholesale costs on unleaded and diesel by immediately passing the savings on to their customers.

The cut provides some good news for hard pressed motorists. Following a recent study by the *Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) the average family could save up to £45 a year by filling up at Asda.

Whilst Asda remains the only supermarket to have a national price cap when it cuts the price of fuel, ensuring drivers know what they will pay at the pump regardless of where they live, other fuel retailers are getting away with charging some drivers up to 6 pence per litre difference across their sites.

Andy Peake, Asda’s Petrol Trading Director said: “We’re giving our customers the opportunity to fill up their cars with lower priced fuel, putting much needed cash back in their pockets. Our national price cap benefits everyone across the country, meaning that no-one filling up at Asda will be forced to pay a premium for their fuel because of where they live.”

Savvy motorists can also check how much they will save on fuel by using Asda’s petrol price comparison site powered by independent price checker which enables drivers across the UK to find the lowest priced fuel before they fill up.

The recent *OFT report highlights what our customers have known for some time, when Asda comes to town petrol prices tumble.

For further information contact: Asda Press Office, 0113 8262829

Please ask for the full petrol price tracker report.
The recent OFT report which highlights Asda driving fuel prices down can be found here.
UK petrol and diesel sector – Call for information ( section 4.4).

Posted in Press Centre on 12 September 2013