Supermarket giant Asda has today dropped its petrol and diesel prices to 99.9p per litre.

Unleaded is typically down 2p per litre and diesel is down 1p per litre.

The price of oil has fallen by $10 a barrel over the past month, which explains the price drop at the pumps.

Asda's move is expected to spark a price war between the major fuel stations.

Website, which finds the cheapest fuel in your area, says the average cost of a litre of unleaded petrol is currently 103.8p. A typical litre of diesel is 105.2p.

Regardless of the prices charged you can further slash costs. The Cheap Petrol & Diesel guide explains the cost-cutting techniques.

Here are some examples of those:

  • accelerating gently
  • turning off the air conditioning
  • keeping you car aerodynamic by ensuring it is clean and free of its roofrack, unless in use
  • keeping tyres properly inflated
  • de-cluttering your car to make it lighter

Further reading/Key links

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