Second petrol price cut in days

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PETROL prices are set to fall again after supermarkets vowed to reduce their prices for the second time in a week.

Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s have reduced prices by up to two pence a litre from today in response to lower wholesale fuel prices.

Asda, which has a filling station in Marina Way, said that from this morning, their customers would pay no more than 131.7p a litre for petrol and 135.7p a litre for diesel.

Petrol trading director for the firm, Andy Peake, said: “We’re pleased to be reducing the price of fuel yet again for all our customers.

“Our national price cap benefits everyone across the country, meaning that no-one filling up at Asda will be forced to pay a premium for their fuel because of where they live.”

Tesco, which has a petrol station at its Extra store on Belle Vue way, promised to drop prices by up to 2p.

Tesco’s petrol category director, Peter Cattell, said: “As Britain’s biggest fuel retailer with 497 forecourts, more motorists make savings at Tesco petrol filling stations than any other fuel retailer.”

And Morrisons, which has have two petrol stations in the town, also announced it is reducing prices by up to two pence, while Sainsbury’s said it is cutting prices by up to 2p.