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Early Christmas present for motorists as fuel prices are slashed

File photo dated 18/03/13 of a generic photo of a person using petrol pump at a petrol station as Sainsbury's followed Asda in announcing a reduction in its fuel prices today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 24, 2013. See PA story TRANSPORT Petrol. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

File photo dated 18/03/13 of a generic photo of a person using petrol pump at a petrol station as Sainsbury's followed Asda in announcing a reduction in its fuel prices today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 24, 2013. See PA story TRANSPORT Petrol. Photo credit should read: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Motorists can expect to go further for their money after filling up on the forecourt, as of December 18.

The UK’s second largest supermarket has sparked a pre-Christmas petrol price war by cutting fuel prices up to two pence a litre on unleaded and one pence a litre on diesel.

Asda prices mean motorists will be charged no more than 126.7pence a litre and 134.7pence a litre for diesel.

In response to Asda’s fuel price slash, announced yesterday, the UK’s largest supermarket and fuel retailer Tesco said it too would drop petrol and diesel by up to two and one pence per litre.

Asda said with drivers planning to travel an average of 819 miles this December it was bringing some “festive cheer to hard pressed motorists.”

Andy Peake, Asda’s petrol trading director said: “With Christmas just around the corner, and finances tighter than ever, we’re pleased we can do our bit to make our customers’ hard-earned cash go a little further.

“We’re putting money back in their pockets regardless of where they fill up. Other scrooge retailers should share the Christmas spirit and follow our lead.”

 

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