Asda cuts price of diesel to 97.7p a litre

The price of diesel fuel has fallen to a six-year low, according to latest figures.
The price of diesel fuel has fallen to a six-year low, according to latest figures.

Asda has cut the price of diesel to 97.7 pence per litre (ppl) amid tumbling oil prices.

The supermarket said the 2p reduction has taken diesel to its lowest price in over six years.

Unleaded remains at 99.7p a litre.

Asda said these are the maximum prices motorists will pay at all of its 279 filling stations across the UK.

The supermarket’s senior petrol director, Andy Peake, said: “We’re delighted to be the first retailer to take diesel to its lowest price level in over six years.

“This latest announcement shows we’re committed to being the driving force behind lowering fuel prices across the UK regardless of where you live.”

Oil prices have fallen by 30% since early December, with Brent crude sinking to less than 27 US dollars a barrel earlier this week.