SUPERMARKET PETROL PRICE WAR HOTS UP AS ASDA CUTS PRICES AGAIN ACROSS THE UK
ASDA today (12th September 2006) announced it would be cutting fuel prices again and setting new lower pump prices at all of its 167 petrol stations across Great Britain and Northern Ireland from tonight.
ASDA’s new national fuel prices will see unleaded petrol drop to 87.9 pence per litre and diesel fall to 92.9 pence per litre at all its forecourts.
This follows on from previous price drops in response to falling costs.
The latest cut sees unleaded petrol pump prices fall to their lowest since January. Unleaded has dropped by 10p per litre in the last month alone (45p pence per gallon).
Significant falls in the price of petrol, supported by lower crude oil prices, are enabling ASDA to pass on these cost savings to its customers.
To make sure all its customers benefit from the lower costs, ASDA has once again reduced the prices at all its forecourts to the same level, irrespective of where customers live and the prices set by local competitors.
On top of this price reduction, all ASDA credit and store cardholders are currently entitled to a further two pence per litre of fuel discount when paying with their card[i].
ASDA's consistently low fuel prices and national pricing stance differs from other forecourt operators where prices are varied in line with local competitors.
ASDA Trading Director, Andy Brem, said: “We have seen significant falls in petrol costs as surplus gasoline drives market prices down. Once again we have taken the opportunity to pass on these savings to all our customers by moving to the same price nationwide. We'd encourage our competitors to follow our lead.”
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[i] This is automatically deducted when paying for your fuel with an ASDA store or credit card.