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New national price cap 131.7ppl for unleaded and 135.7ppl for diesel - Asda leads with fuel cut of up to 2 pence per litre

  • New national price cap means any drivers filling up at an Asda fuel station will pay no more than 131.7ppl on unleaded petrol and 135.7ppl on diesel.

From tomorrow morning (Saturday 20th April) drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 217 forecourts nationwide will pay no more than 131.7ppl on unleaded and 135.7 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 as we head towards 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 latest price cut in the last three weeks, meaning its fuel prices have cumulatively dropped by up to 4ppl on both unleaded and diesel.

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.

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Posted in Press Centre on 19 April 2013