Asda makes further fuel price cuts

Asda has moved to ease the burden of high fuel prices on cash-strapped motorists by cutting the cost of petrol and diesel at its filling stations by another 2p a litre.

Last week, Asda and rival supermarket chains cut fuel prices by 3p after international oil costs tumbled.

Asda has stepped up the fuel price war with the latest cut, which brings down the maximum price it charges to 128.7p a litre for petrol and 132.7p a litre for diesel.

Asda's petrol director Andy Peake said: "Customers shouldn't have to buy into gimmicks and promotions to benefit from cheaper petrol. No-one should have to pay a premium on food to lower the cost of fuel.

"Once again Asda is leading the way in saving drivers' money and, in only 72 hours, we've taken up to 5p a litre off the cost of filling up."

Sainsbury's has followed suit by reducing fuel prices further "by up to 2p a litre". It has also promised drivers 10p off every litre of fuel provided they spend £60 or more at its stores or online under a scheme running until Sunday.

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