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Supermarket savings at petrol pumps

Petrol pumps08/11/12

By Catherine Ball

Petrol stations all over the country have cut the cost of fuel in a supermarket price war.

Grocery giant Asda reduced its petrol and diesel by 2p a litre, sparking Sainsbury's and Tesco to follow suit.

Asda said drivers using its filling stations would pay a maximum of 131.7p a litre for petrol and 137.7p a litre for diesel.

Andy Peake, Asda's petrol trading director, said its price reductions would be brought in across the country so motorists would not be affected by a "postcode lottery".

Sainsbury's head of fuel Richard Crampton said the supermarket chain would cut its prices by up to 2p a litre to help people's already-stretched budgets in the run-up to Christmas.

And a spokesman for Tesco said it was also reducing its fuel prices by up to 2p a litre, which would have a major impact as Tesco is the largest petrol retailer in Britain with 490 forecourts.

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