Major supermarkets slash fuel prices ahead of bank holiday

Kasmira Jefford
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BRITAIN’S leading supermarket chains slashed the price of fuel for the third time in just over a month yesterday, bringing welcome news to motorists ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Morrisons cut the price of its petrol by 2p a litre and diesel by 1p a litre yesterday, while Tesco announced it would cut the price of petrol and diesel by up to 2p from yesterday afternoon as well.

Meanwhile Sainsbury’s said it will reduce petrol and diesel prices by up to 2p across its 281 petrol stations from today.

Richard Crampton, head of fuel, said: “We’re always looking at ways to help save customers’ money, especially in the run up to the bank holiday weekend.”

Asda said drivers will pay no more than 129.7p a litre on petrol and 134.7p a litre on diesel at its 217 forecourts from today, cutting prices by 2p and 1p respectively.