Supermarkets cut fuel prices by 2p a litre

Petrol prices are being cut for thousands across the south in supermarkets.

Fuel prices slashed as petrol is cheapest since 2011

Driving will cost less for thousands across the south as supermarkets cut their fuel prices.

Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco are today reducing the cost of their petrol and diesel by 2p a litre.

In Asda's case, the reduction means its customers will pay no more than 126.7p a litre for petrol, with diesel being 129.7p a litre - its lowest price since January 2011.

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Asda said a strengthening pound against the dollar had been the key driver behind the cuts.

The AA said average UK petrol prices fell to 131.12p a litre, with diesel down to 135.38p this weekend.

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