More supermarket petrol cuts - just don't call it a price war

7 November 2012

asda-petrol ‘It’s coming down, it’s coming down, it’s coming, petrol’s coming down’

That might be the song that the Lightning Seeds might be singing along with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel if they were in a recording studio today – especially as the England football team don’t have a match for a few weeks.

The reason? Well, erm, the price of petrol is coming down again on the supermarket forecourts of the land, with Sainsbury's, Asda and Tesco cutting the cost of a litre of petrol and diesel by up to 2p per litre from tomorrow.

Asda made the first move this morning by cutting both formats of fuel by 2p a litre, with Sainsbury’s and Tesco later following suit and saying they’ll be cutting their prices by ‘up to 2p per litre’, which doesn’t sound quite as good.

As far as Asda goes, you’ll pay no more than 131.7p per litre for petrol and 137.7p per litre for diesel from them as of tomorrow.

THANK YOU BARACK OBAMA!

TOPICS:   Motoring

11 comments

  • PlatinumPlatypus
    The media really needs to stop giving them so much attention for such minuscule cuts.
  • Yue
    Cock. I just filled the car up.
  • StuPid
    With the Morrisons 15p off a litre promotion in tandem with the latest cuts, it is relatively reasonable (compared to a few weeks ago anyway) to stick some fuel in the car, but 2p a litre is only 30p for 15 litres, which is hardly a major benefit to anyone except the companies that fuel massively anyway, or travelling salesmen. The average consumer will barely notice.
  • Martin C.
    I'd also like to personally thank Barack Obama
  • Gabriella
    I prefer Asda at least they are competitive. The most rip off merchant is usually BP, as if you have to pay more because the petrol is British Petroleum.
  • Russ
    At last a cut to diesel
  • Chewbacca
    woo! how many pence?! I mean, it's fucking tragic how people wet their pants for such a miniscule saving. Pathetic.
  • captain c.
    My local independent has been selling petrol at £1.37.9 for weeks, what took Asda et al, so long??
  • Sicknote
    Yay - a 2 pence cut for my 60 litre tank which saves me £1.20. I'd rather not queue with scumbags at scumbag supermarkets just to save £1.20.
  • Pondlife
    "Posted by captain cretin • November 8, 2012 at 7:30 am My local independent has been selling petrol at £1.37.9 for weeks, what took Asda et al, so long??" Erm the petrol is going to be 1.31.7 compared to that 1.37.9
  • captain c.
    Posted by Pondlife • November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am “Posted by captain cretin • November 8, 2012 at 7:30 am My local independent has been selling petrol at £1.37.9 for weeks, what took Asda et al, so long??” Erm the petrol is going to be 1.31.7 compared to that 1.37.9 I meant £1.31.9, a simple typo. Every time the big guys lower their price, so does this independent, so I look forward to sub £1.30 petrol next week. (Oh bugger, I filled my tank on Monday - I wont need to refuel for a fortnight!!)

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