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Today's petrol and diesel price cut - RAC reaction

News   •   Jan 07, 2019 11:19 GMT

Reacting to the news that Asda has this morning announced a cut in the price of unleaded and diesel, RAC fuel spokesperson Simon Williams said:

“This cut is very welcome news, but the big question is whether the other supermarkets will respond and drop their prices sufficiently at all of their sites. Drivers badly need the supermarkets to start competing on price again as the so-called price war has been ‘cold’ since the middle of October. If this doesn’t happen then today’s Asda cut will not lower the average price of petrol and diesel across the country by as much as it should. This will mean drivers who are not near a low-cost fuel retailer will continue to pay over the odds.

"The price of petrol at the other supermarkets is currently about 3p more expensive than Asda compared to the normal gap of just over a penny so there is some catching up to do.”