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Asda, the UK's favourite petrol retailer, cuts fuel again to 131.7p on unleaded and 137.7p on diesel

  • New national price cap means any drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 223 forecourts will pay no more than – 131.7 ppl on unleaded and 137.7 ppl on diesel.
  • Unleaded cut by 2ppl and Diesel by 1ppl following cuts on Friday 13th Sept.
  • Asda voted as “UK’s Favourite Petrol Retailer” in survey by Marketforce
  • The average UK household could save more than £45 a year filling up at Asda
  • Households in Northern Ireland continue to have the greatest potential savings by shopping at Asda, of over £55 prices a year.

From tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 24th September) newly crowned “Britain’s Favourite Petrol Retailer” Asda, will be cutting the cost of fuel. Drivers across the UK will pay no more than 131.7ppl on unleaded and 137.7 ppl on diesel in a new round of market leading price cuts.

For the second time in two weeks 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.

This week Asda was voted the UK’s Favourite Petrol Retailer by a new independent study by Market Force Information, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions.

The survey targeted over 1500 consumers nationwide in an effort to understand the choices made in purchasing petrol, especially owing to fluctuations in prices and the economic challenges the nation currently faces.

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 proud to be voted the UK’s Favourite Petrol Retailer, our customers recognise that we offer lower priced fuel week in week out. Our national price cap on fuel benefits everyone across the country, meaning that no-one filling up at Asda is forced to pay a premium for their fuel because of where they live, The recent OFT report highlights what our customers have known for some time, when Asda comes to town petrol prices tumble.

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 www.petrolprices.com 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.

Posted in Press Centre on 23 September 2013