Tesco stole a march on its major supermarket rivals this morning by announcing it is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by 2ppl at all of its petrol stations this afternoon.

The fuel price cuts claimed by supermarkets earlier this week have been patchy, and in many cases below the 2ppl headline figure, according to the AA, which says non-supermarket retailers are undercutting superstores in some locations.

The four major supermarkets all announced price cuts of 2ppl on unleaded petrol and diesel effective from Tuesday March 14.

Asda has submitted planning applications for two new petrol filling stations (PFSs), with one near its supermarket at Arnold in Nottingham, and the other at its store at Antrim in Northern Ireland.

Asda has been granted planning permission for a petrol filling station (PFS) at its supermarket in the centre of Gloucester after it said it hoped to bring low priced fuel to residents of the city.

An Asda worker has been jailed after she stole more than £450,000 from the company’s petrol kiosks over a four-year period.

Two new Asda filling stations in South Wales have opened after being completed by the construction division of The Premier Group, a national specialist in construction and maintenance work.

Morrisons has turned up the heat on last week’s supermarket fuel price cuts with promises that its customers will pay below £1-a-litre for petrol for the first time since the Brexit vote.

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