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Post-Budget petrol price war heats up

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Asda and Sainsbury’s have taken 2p per litre off unleaded and diesel fuel.

Asda customers will only pay 116.7p per litre and 117.7p per litre respectively at its 310 filling stations across the country from Friday 24 November, 2017.

Sainsbury’s cut applies from Saturday 25 November. Izzy Hexter, Sainsbury’s fuel buying manager called it a ‘Black Friday bonus’.

Sean Clarke, Asda’s chief executive, said: “In October, the Asda Income Tracker showed that the average UK household saw a further squeeze on discretionary income. With Christmas round the corner, we’ve made the simple move to lower the cost of unleaded and diesel by 2ppl across the country.”

Morrisons moved earlier this week with 10p per litre cut for shoppers spending more than £50 in store, though this is only available until Sunday.

At the time of writing, Tesco had not confirmed whether it was going to follow suit.

It’s been a good week for motorists, with Chancellor Philip Hammond confirming that the freeze on fuel duty would be extended for both diesel and petrol, meaning there will be no rise in April next year.

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