This post was first published by The Croydon Advertiser on 13/03/2017
Supermarket petrol prices – Tesco, Asda and Morrisons battling to be cheapest
Supermarkets will be cutting the price of petrol at filling stations in and near Croydon from tomorrow.
Tesco, Asda and Morrisons will cut fuel prices by up to 2p a litre tomorrow (Tuesday, March 14).
Supermarket giant Asda said it will bring unleaded fuel to a new national price cap of 114.7p per litre (ppl) at its 301 filling stations, while diesel will cost consumers a maximum of 116.7p.
The nearest Asda store with a filling station to Croydon is the supermarket on Marlow Way in Wallington.
Tesco is also cutting prices for petrol and diesel by 2p at its fuel stations – including at the Purley Extra store, on Purley Road, at the Elmers End supermarket, on Croydon Road in Beckenham, and the petrol garage on Oldfields Road in Sutton.
Morrisons said it aims to drop prices for consumers at its 333 filling stations on Tuesday by up-to 2p and keep them “far below the UK average”.
This comes after months of price rises at the pumps as higher oil costs and the falling pound after the Brexit vote hit home.
Asda’s head of petrol trading Dave Tyrer said: “Today’s latest move shows that Asda is once again leading the way in reducing the price at the pumps to help the millions of motorists across the UK.
“Our new national price cap of 114.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel will be welcomed by the millions of drivers who have seen fuel prices climb over the last 12 months.”
Roger Fogg, Morrisons Services Director, said: “We will always aim to drop prices as soon as we can and always keep them far below the UK average.”