INTERVIEW/COMMENT : SUPERMARKETS COMPETE TO REDUCE FUEL PRICES AS IT'S REVEALED PRICES HIT SIX MONTH HIGH
Today, Asda announced that they will be cutting petrol prices by up to 2p per litre, and diesel by 1p. Morrisons and Sainsbury’s were quick to match this, as the supermarkets compete with their fuel discounts to entice drivers. Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com comments:
“Supermarket giants are really battling it out in a bid to win over motorists with their reduced petrol and diesel prices. These cuts could save drivers up to £1.10 filling up a typical family car.
“Drivers should take advantage of the price war as supermarkets will be offering discounts, with larger petrol stations generally being able to offer their fuel at a slightly lower price. Our research revealed that petrol prices are in fact at a six-month high (120p for petrol and 120.8p for diesel), costing drivers £60 more a year in fuel*, so the news will undoubtedly come as a small relief.
“In order to alleviate fuel costs even further, motorists should try and drive more resourcefully, including driving at slower speeds, accelerating gradually, avoiding over-revving as and using a higher gear. Drivers can also do their research and find the cheapest petrol in their area using our petrol price tool.”
* Calculation: price of fuel per litre x tank size. Based on a medium-sized fuel tank of 57 litres.
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