ASDA are cutting the price of diesel by up to 2 pence per litre – taking it to the lowest level since February 2011 – due to the fall in wholesale costs on diesel. The price on unleaded petrol remains the same, with a national cap of 127.7p.
From tomorrow (Saturday, 7th June) drivers filling up at any of their 234 forecourts nationwide will benefit from their new national price cap on diesel, meaning motorists will pay no more than 131.7 pence per litre for diesel.
Significant falls in the wholesale price of diesel that both the RAC and FairFuelUK have been reporting mean ASDA are able to pass on these cost savings directly to customers.
Quentin Willson campaigning for FairFuelUK said: "Sanity is at last coming to the rescue of the scandalous pricing of diesel. We have been asking for the last 4 years, why is there a pricing disadvantage against petrol when in the EU Diesel has always been lower priced than petrol. Great stuff ASDA, leading the way again at the forecourts”
Howard Cox founder of FairFuelUK said: "In all the power house states of the EU, diesel is priced lower than petrol. Simple, those governments recognise that diesel is the life blood of commercial distribution. So they subsidise it with lower fuel duty levels. Simple common sense. Nice one ASDA!!!"