Regional variations expected as part of petrol price drop at supermarkets

Katy Fawcett

Correspondent, Good Morning Britain

A motorist filling up with petrol at a forecourt Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Supermarkets will lower their petrol prices today, with costs varying across the country.

Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco are lowering prices by up to 2p per litre, Morissons will reduce theirs by up to 3p per litre, the supermarket chain will also lower its diesel by up to 1p.

Regional variations are expected within the price drop, with one Tesco in Birmingham dropping its prices by exactly 1p per litre.

Motorists that spoke to Daybreak were sceptical about the price change, not surprising when we still have the highest petrol prices in Europe.

According to the RAC almost half of us say we would turn down a job or promotion if it involved more driving because of high fuel prices.

On the plus side, filling up a 70 litre car twice a month could cost almost £110 less per year, if other retailers follow suit and drop prices to less than 134 p per litre.