DRIVERS in Huddersfield have welcomed a cut in petrol prices.
Asda and Sainsbury’s have announced that from today they will slash their fuel prices by an additional 2p per litre.
The price cut will mean that diesel will fall below the 140p per litre mark.
Other filling stations are expected to follow suit.
Drivers filling up at Asda Brackenhall and at the chain’s other 195 forecourts nationwide will pay 134.7p per litre for unleaded and 139.7p per litre for diesel.
Sainsbury’s have promised price cuts today of “up to 2p per litre”.
Asda’s director of petrol trading Andy Peake said the price will not change up and down the country.
He said: “We’re chuffed to be offering a third price move in as many weeks to hard pressed motorists running on empty.
“And unlike other retailers we have a national pricing policy, meaning that no-one filling up at Asda, from Edinburgh to Eastbourne will be forced to pay a premium for their fuel.”
A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We are doing everything we can to help our customers save money and along with the promotions we run in our stores, competitive fuel prices are a great way for us to help shoppers to meet their weekly budgets.
“By today we will have cut fuel prices in all petrol stations by up to two pence per litre.”
The price of fuel in particular has soared by double digits over the last year, forcing families to fork out between £20 and £30 extra each week to fill up their car.
Asrar Uddin, a sales manager, of Edgerton, said: “Asda is convenient because we shop here and the prices are a lot cheaper than others in the area.
“Within my job I am regularly on the road and out and about and so I always need a full tank.
“Prices have been very high and it is good to see them finally come down a bit.
“I remember when it was 60p per litre and we were all up in arms when it reached £1.
“Every little downward turn in prices really does help.”
Gurbakhsh Kaur, of Bradley said: “It is a welcome relief to see prices start going down.”
Amjid Nazir, of Birkby, said that petrol prices do not play a role in where he fills up his car, he said: “I don’t really consider the prices, it is normally where I am at the time I need petrol.
“Normally I like to go to Shell due to the high-octane fuel.”
Research taken from PetrolPrices.com shows that some retailers are charging up to 147.9p per litre for unleaded and 151.9p per litre of diesel.