Yesterday we delivered the rather depressing news that despite price reductions and a competitive climate, Brits are still paying more for diesel fuel than people elsewhere in Europe.
However, at least things are moving in the right direction; In the past 24 hours, three UK supermarket chains, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, have all announced further diesel price cuts, all amounting to an additional two pence on the litre.
While price variations still exist between diesel and unleaded depending on the forecourt you
choose, The RAC now believe diesel will be cheaper “across the board” within days, according to a report on This is Money.
Unfortunately, the report also refers to some instances of the price of unleaded petrol increasing, while the price of diesel goes down. Wholesale unleaded prices are dropping as well as wholesale diesel prices, so there’s no logical reason why unleaded should go up in price at this point.
Asda appear to be abstaining from joining in this particular round of the current diesel price war, however they are holding firm to a previously-mentioned diesel price cap of 112.7 pence per litre.
Another point the report makes is that despite the “price war” there are still huge variations in cost from forecourt to forecourt, and as usual the motorway service stations are charging far more than the supermarkets. We suggest making use of our free tool to help identify the cheapest place to fill up in your area.
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