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New national price cap 129.7 ppl for unleaded and 134.7 ppl for diesel

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

  • New national price cap means any drivers filling up at an Asda fuel station will pay no more than – 129.7 ppl on unleaded and 134.7 ppl on diesel.

From tomorrow morning (Friday 3rd May) drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 217 forecourts nationwide will pay no more than 129.7ppl on unleaded and 134.7 ppl on diesel. The retailer 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 in time for the bank holiday. 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.

The move from Asda is the fourth price cut in the last four weeks, meaning its fuel prices have cumulatively dropped by up to 7ppl.

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 pleased to be reducing the price of fuel yet again for all our customers. 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 www.petrolprices.com which enables drivers across the UK to find the lowest priced fuel before they fill up.

For further information contact: Asda Press Office, 0113 8262829

Posted in Press Centre on 02 May 2013