Supermarkets cut fuel prices again

The fuel price war between the UK's top supermarkets has continued with Asda's announcement that it is to cut petrol and diesel prices for a second time.

The move will see unleaded petrol fall by 2p to 111.9p per litre, and diesel dropping 4p to 124.9p across all the store's 171 forecourts from Thursday.

Tesco retaliated to the latest move by immediately bringing in cuts of up to 2p per litre on petrol and 4p on diesel at the store's 430 petrol stations.

Then Morrisons stepped in, announcing price drops on petrol by 2p a litre and diesel by 4p a litre on its 285 forecourts.

Sainsbury's also pledged to slash petrol by up to 3p and diesel by 4p on Thursday.

It follows a cut of 3p on diesel and unleaded announced last week - which swiftly provoked similar drops from Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco.

RAC motoring strategist, Adrian Tink, commented: "It's great to see another cut in petrol prices - it proves it can be done - so let's hope the other retailers follow suit as quickly as possible.

"But let's not kid ourselves, prices are still too high and motorists are still feeling the pain at the pumps - there's still a long way to go but it is a very welcome step in the right direction."

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