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Supermarkets cut price of diesel

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Supermarkets gave motorists a boost today by announcing cuts in diesel prices.

Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco all said they would be reducing their diesel by up to 2p a litre from tomorrow.

Morrisons petrol director Mark Todd said: “A drop in wholesale prices combined with an improved exchange rate has provided us with an opportunity to pass a saving on to customers and continue to offer some of the lowest prices on the market.”

Morrisons has 314 petrol stations across the UK.

Sainsbury’s fuel buyer Chris Biggs said: “We’re always looking at ways to help our customers save money which is why we’re pleased to announce that from tomorrow we will be reducing diesel prices by up to 2p per litre across our 280 forecourts.”

Andy Peake, Asda’s petrol trading director, said: “From tomorrow, everybody filling up at an Asda fuel station will pay no more than 137.7p a litre for diesel.”

Peter Cattell, petrol category director at Tesco, which has 497 forecourts, said: “We are dropping the price of diesel by up to 2p per litre from tomorrow morning.

“This move is just one of the ways we are offering our customers an extra helping hand.”

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