Swindon drivers should see a drop in the cost of filling up their fuel tanks after Asda have promised it will cut the price of petrol and diesel at its filling stations, a move which is likely to prompt other retailers to follow suit.

The announcement comes on the same day that the RAC attacked fuel suppliers for keeping prices “unreasonably” high in the face of their falling costs.

The supermarket giant with two petrol filling stations in Swindon will drop 3p from the price of a litre of petrol and 2p from a litre of diesel in response to falling wholesale costs.

It means that drivers will pay no more than 124.7p per litre for petrol and 127.7p for diesel – roughly 5p per litre cheaper than the national average.

Announcing the price drop, Asda’s chief executive Roger Burnley said: “We know that the cost of living is centre of mind for our customers and we will always do whatever we can to reduce that burden. “Customers can trust us to lead the way when it comes to lowering the price of fuel and putting cash back in their pocket.”

Reacting to the move, the RAC’s Rod Dennis commented: “At last, retailers have done the right thing and started to cut prices at the pumps. From our data, we could see no justification for them holding on to savings that they have been benefiting from for three weeks.

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