Asda has announced that it will be dropping the price of fuel by up to 2ppl, bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 114.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel at all 301 filling stations.
Effective from tomorrow (Tuesday 14th March), motorists will benefit from cheaper fuel prices following wholesale prices falling over the last week.
The fuel cut will be welcomed by the millions of drivers who have seen fuel prices rise since Brexit due to the sharp fall in the pound.
In Asda’s latest Income Tracker Report vehicle fuel, one of the key essential items for consumers, increased by 16.8 per cent year on year, caused by a combination of currency movement and an increase in worldwide oil prices, along with the continuous rise in inflation to 1.8%.
Petrol prices had the largest impact on the rise of the cost of living for families.
The average petrol price across the UK is currently 120.07p with the maximum price being 138.9p and the lowest price being 114.7p.
Asda’s Head of Petrol Trading Dave Tyrer said: “Today’s latest move shows that Asda is once again leading the way in reducing the price at the pumps to help the millions of motorists across the UK.
"Our new national price cap of 114.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel will be welcomed by the millions of drivers who have seen fuel prices climb over the last 12 months."
Here are the cheapest places to fill up across Essex (unleaded):
Basildon: Asda, Basildon Eastgate - £1.167
Braintree/Witham: Witham Service Station, Maldon Road, Witham - £1.169
Brentwood: Tesco, Bryant Avenue, Romford - £1.189
Chelmsford: Asda, Chelmer Village - £1.167
Clacton: Asda, Bull Hill Road - £1.167
Colchester: Asda, Turner Road - £1.167
Halstead: Shell Hedingham, Halstead - £1.219
Harwich: Morrisons, Iconfield Park, Harwich - £1.177
Maldon: Tesco, Fullbridge Road, Maldon - £1.179
Southend: Asda, North Shoebury Rd, Shoeburyness - £1.167
Thurrock: Asda, Thurrock Parkway, Tilbury - £1.157