Motorists have received a welcome financial boost following the news that the country’s four major supermarkets have cut their fuel prices again.
It mean petrol prices in Worksop have today fallen to their lowest level in months.
The Sainsbury’s and Tesco petrol stations in the town cut their prices after Asda lowered their prices across the country in the latest battle in the petrol price war.
A litre of unleaded at Sainsbury’s at Highgrounds is now 128.9 pence, while a litre of diesel is now 135.9 pence.
At Tesco on Gateford Road unleaded is now 129.9 pence a litre, and diesel 136.9 pence a litre.
Neither of the town’s two Asda’s on Memorial Road and Celtic Point in Gateford, have petrol stations.
The big four supermarkets in the UK have been battling for some time to win the forecourt war and get the most drivers heading into their petrol stations.
And as a result, fuel prices have been kept lower than average.
With the cost of energy a hot topic right now following the rises in the costs of gas and electricity, the news that fuel is, for the moment, going to cost less will be a much-needed helping hand to the pockets of the beleaguered consumer.
Asda sparked off the latest round of price cuts last week when it launched a national cap on prices, saying drivers filling up at its forecourts will pay no more than 126.7p a litre for petrol or 133.7p for diesel.
Andy Peake, Asda’s petrol trading director said: “We’re giving our customers the opportunity to fill up their cars with lower priced fuel, putting much needed cash back in their pockets.”
“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.”
In response to Asda’s move, Sainsbury’s has said it will cut it’s prices by up to three pence - making their fuel charges now their cheapest for two-and-a-half years.
Tesco has said it will reduce its petrol and diesel prices by up to two pence.
And Morrisons said it will do the same at most of their petrol stations across the country.
Motoring groups have also welcomed the news that petrol prices are coming down on supermarket forecourts.
A spokesman for the AA said: “A more than £2.50-a-tank cut in petrol costs for families is a dramatic improvement on its own.”
“But, heading into winter with cars using more fuel, the timing couldn’t be better.”