Sainsbury's sparks new petrol price war with 4p cut
Another fuel price war has kicked off among the major UK supermarkets.
Sainsbury’s will be cutting 4p off the price of petrol and 3p from diesel in its forecourts from tomorrow (Wednesday) as a result of falling wholesale prices.
This news was shortly followed by announcements from all the major supermarkets.
Asda, is to slash 3p off the price of petrol and 2p off the price of diesel. Morrisons and Tesco are cutting their prices (diesel and petrol) by 2p and 3p respectively, all from tomorrow.
Asda says customers will pay no more than 141.7p for diesel and 134.7p for unleaded petrol.
Although the price drop isn’t as big as that from Sainsbury’s, Asda says it’s the only supermarket to have one flat-rate price across the country when it cuts petrol prices.
The 4p drop in petrol from Sainsbury’s is one of the biggest cuts made to petrol prices in recent years, and will be welcomed as petrol and diesel have edged towards record highs again recently.
This competition between supermarkets on fuel, which generally starts with one announcing a cut and the others following quickly afterwards, is not a new phenomenon.
Back in October we reported that Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco all slashed prices, by around 2p a litre, following a fall in the wholesale price of petrol.
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