As we near the Bank Holiday Weekend we start to think of jaunts out for days trips, journeying to see friends and family or even travelling considerable distances to start a holiday. The supermarkets are helping us out as we approach this August Bank Holiday (it always makes me sad we don’t get another until Christmas day) with a petrol price war.
Supermarket Petrol Price War
Prices as we lead into the Bank Holiday weekend prices are at their lowest since February 2011. Asda sparked the price war earlier this week by placing a cap of 124.7p per litre on petrol and 128.7p per litre on diesel across its 234 forecourts this weekend. Tesco and Sainsbury’s soon jumped aboard the petrol-price-drop wagon lowering their prices.
The AA says Asda is the currently the cheapest place to buy petrol nationwide with Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco following behind. According to an Asda spokesperson these reductions mean a ‘full tank of fuel now costs £5 less than last summer’ The average price across the country (as of yesterday) comes in at 129.18 per litre and diesel at 133.55p per litre.