Holidaying drivers to benefit from diesel cuts

Drivers heading on trips overseas will benefit from further reductions in the price of diesel.

With the school summer holidays now upon us, the cost of filling up a diesel tank is now less costly than a petrol one – something that has not happened since 2000.

Diesel vehicle-driving motorists planning on travelling abroad can head for the ports on fuel that has dropped by up to 2p a litre this week across three supermarket giants.

Asda, Morrisons and Tesco have all cut their prices at the forecourts.

Asda says that diesel drivers will pay a maximum of 112.7p a litre, compared to 114.7p a litre for petrol, throughout its 272-strong filling station chain.

Andy Peake, Asda’s petrol senior director, called the move “great news” with regards its diesel customers, especially since it is a nationwide move, irrespective of their whereabouts.

Morrisons said that its customers will still have to pay more for diesel than unleaded petrol at some filling stations due to regional “competitive factors”.

The AA said forecourt fuel sellers have been too slow in instigating the markdowns.

A spokesman called the price cuts “very welcome” but added that such “realistic” prices have been delayed too long.


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