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Asda, Tesco cut diesel price to six-year low


Supermarkets Asda and Tesco have cut the price of diesel to 97.7 pence per litre (ppl), its lowest level for over six years. But campaigners have called for even greater reductions amid tumbling oil prices.

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Falling oil price ‘may make fuel costs cheaper than bottled water’


Fuel could become cheaper than bottled water if the price of oil continues to plummet, motoring experts have said. Oil prices have fallen by 30% since early December, with Brent crude sinking to 30 US dollars a barrel earlier this week. Many analysts are predicting it could tumble even further, with Standard Chartered warning that 10 US dollars a barrel is a possibility.

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Petrol prices ‘dropped by 4p a litre’ in December


The average price of petrol fell by more than 4p per litre in December, according to new figures. A litre of unleaded dropped from 107.55p at the start of the month to 102.89p by the close, reducing the cost of filling up a 55-litre car by more than £2. The average price of diesel dropped by 3p per litre from 109.86p to 106.18p, according to the RAC Fuel Watch report.

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Fuel retailers urged to cut diesel price to under £1 per litre


Fuel retailers have been urged to cut the price of diesel to under £1 per litre. Unleaded fell below that symbolic level at many supermarkets last week for the first time since 2009, excluding promotions. But diesel remains more expensive despite its wholesale price being around 3p per litre (ppl) cheaper than unleaded.