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RAC reacts to supermarket fuel price cut

News   •   Sep 22, 2017 11:05 BST

Commenting on fuel price cuts announced by UK supermarkets today (Friday), RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said:

“This is some very welcome relief for motorists who have suffered a 3p a litre rise in the average price of petrol since mid-August as a result of Storm Harvey hitting the US Gulf Coast and disrupting refineries.

“Motorists are now paying nearly 120p a litre for unleaded – the highest since March – while the average price at the big four supermarkets is 117p. This latest cut from the supermarkets should force forecourt reductions across the country, hopefully bringing prices down by 2p a litre everywhere.

“Strangely, this has all come at time when the oil price has increased by around $7 a barrel since mid-August, but it is the strengthening of the pound to $1.35 that has made the big difference as fuel like oil is traded in dollars.”

For a comprehensive view on UK fuel prices, visit RAC Fuel Watch.