Asda price war at pumps

Supermarket chain Asda yesterday knocked 2 pence a litre off the price of petrol and diesel, so that drivers will now pay no more than 128.7p a litre for petrol and 132.7p a litre for diesel.

Sainsbury's responded by announcing that it would cut its own fuel prices by 'up to 2 pence a litre'.

Sainsbury's announced that it would offer customers 10 pence off every litre of fuel when they spend more than £60 in stores or online from Wednesday until Sunday.

A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: 'This is to ensure that we continue to be one of the cheapest places for motorists to fill up their tank.'

But Andy Peake, Asda's petrol director, responded: '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 since Saturday we’ve taken 5pence per litre off the cost of filling up.'

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