Price war at the petrol pumps brings mixed news for Worcestershire drivers

Droitwich Advertiser: Asda and Tesco have entered into a price war at the pumps Asda and Tesco have entered into a price war at the pumps

CAR users in Worcester are missing out on a festive deal cutting fuel prices at all Asda petrol stations around the country.

With drivers planning to travel an average of 819 miles this month as they go to and from friends and relatives for festive celebrations, the supermarket chain has pledged to cut fuel prices at all of its 229 petrol stations to 126.7p per litre for unleaded and 134.7p per litre for diesel from today – 3.2p cheaper than the average price for both types of fuel in the Faithful City.

But drivers in Worcester will not be able to take advantage of the deal, as the nearest branch of the supermarket chain with a petrol station is in Cheltenham, 33 miles away.

Although a full tank of fuel for the average-sized car – around 60 litres – will be £2.52 cheaper for petrol and £1.62 cheaper for diesel, a round trip of about 66 miles from Worcester to Cheltenham would cost a total of £10.03 at the average mile per gallon for a car in the UK of 37.837.

Asda’s petrol trading director, Andy Peake, said: “With Christmas just around the corner, and finances tighter than ever, we’re pleased we can do our bit to make our customers’ hard-earned cash go a little further.

“We’re putting money back in their pockets regardless of where they fill up. Other Scrooge retailers should share the Christmas spirit and follow our lead.”

However, the good news for Worcester motorists is that shortly after Asda’s announcement, rival supermarket chain Tesco entered the fray, announcing plans to decrease prices by 2p for petrol and 1p for diesel, also starting today.

A Tesco spokesman said: “As Britain's biggest fuel retailer this means more motorists can make savings and earn Clubcard points at Tesco's 498 Petrol Filling Stations than at any other fuel retailer.”

However, although this means Worcester’s three Tesco petrol stations will be among the cheapest in the city, along with Northwick Service Station in Ombersley Road, the average price for fuel here remains unchanged at 131.9p per litre.

Motorists in the city will still be missing out on the savings being offered elsewhere.

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9:42am Wed 18 Dec 13

emjaypee says...

Anyone know why we are getting a lot of Worcester news in the Kidderminster Shuttle website just lately?
Anyone know why we are getting a lot of Worcester news in the Kidderminster Shuttle website just lately? emjaypee

9:49am Wed 18 Dec 13

Ted Elgar says...

I filled up at the Asda filling station at J2 of the M5 last week if anyone is heading that way I suggest holding on until you get there before filling your tank.

The petrol station itself is right off the roundabout before the slip road South.
I filled up at the Asda filling station at J2 of the M5 last week if anyone is heading that way I suggest holding on until you get there before filling your tank. The petrol station itself is right off the roundabout before the slip road South. Ted Elgar

10:32am Wed 18 Dec 13

3thinker says...

emjaypee wrote:
Anyone know why we are getting a lot of Worcester news in the Kidderminster Shuttle website just lately?
Not enough news from Kiddie!

It'll get worse as we get nearer Christmas. The papers will start to put anything in to fill column inches.
[quote][p][bold]emjaypee[/bold] wrote: Anyone know why we are getting a lot of Worcester news in the Kidderminster Shuttle website just lately?[/p][/quote]Not enough news from Kiddie! It'll get worse as we get nearer Christmas. The papers will start to put anything in to fill column inches. 3thinker

10:40am Wed 18 Dec 13

i-cycle says...

Ted Elgar wrote:
I filled up at the Asda filling station at J2 of the M5 last week if anyone is heading that way I suggest holding on until you get there before filling your tank.

The petrol station itself is right off the roundabout before the slip road South.
WN have got their facts wrong. The ASDA at Jtn 2 Oldbury is c 26 miles from Worcester and therefore closer than Cheltenham.

I'll be filling up there when passing today :)
[quote][p][bold]Ted Elgar[/bold] wrote: I filled up at the Asda filling station at J2 of the M5 last week if anyone is heading that way I suggest holding on until you get there before filling your tank. The petrol station itself is right off the roundabout before the slip road South.[/p][/quote]WN have got their facts wrong. The ASDA at Jtn 2 Oldbury is c 26 miles from Worcester and therefore closer than Cheltenham. I'll be filling up there when passing today :) i-cycle

10:55am Wed 18 Dec 13

1twogo says...

'Rip off' Worcester again! Can't even say it's cheaper to go by bus... if we have any left that is after the next round of cuts from County Hall kick in and the bus route subsidies are axed. Of course we could go by bicycle if we want to risk the potholes and flooded gutters let alone the lucky motorists who can afford to fill up their vehicles. Wait a moment… what is that bright light I see in the yonder darkness? Oh it’s HS2 at the cost of £40, £50 or £60 billion, all to save 20 minutes to travel between London and Birmingham.

Tut tut, sorry cynical me. Joy to the World, it’s the season of great tidings and good will to all.
'Rip off' Worcester again! Can't even say it's cheaper to go by bus... if we have any left that is after the next round of cuts from County Hall kick in and the bus route subsidies are axed. Of course we could go by bicycle if we want to risk the potholes and flooded gutters let alone the lucky motorists who can afford to fill up their vehicles. Wait a moment… what is that bright light I see in the yonder darkness? Oh it’s HS2 at the cost of £40, £50 or £60 billion, all to save 20 minutes to travel between London and Birmingham. Tut tut, sorry cynical me. Joy to the World, it’s the season of great tidings and good will to all. 1twogo

11:11am Wed 18 Dec 13

Broadwas Bill says...

Tesco continue to rip off Worcester.
Tesco continue to rip off Worcester. Broadwas Bill

11:22am Wed 18 Dec 13

Andy-Apache says...

Broadwas Bill wrote:
Tesco continue to rip off Worcester.
Errr, don't use Tesco then?

Simples.
[quote][p][bold]Broadwas Bill[/bold] wrote: Tesco continue to rip off Worcester.[/p][/quote]Errr, don't use Tesco then? Simples. Andy-Apache

11:29am Wed 18 Dec 13

outside-edge says...

Ted Elgar wrote:
I filled up at the Asda filling station at J2 of the M5 last week if anyone is heading that way I suggest holding on until you get there before filling your tank.

The petrol station itself is right off the roundabout before the slip road South.
Contrary to the news story, it's also closer than Cheltenham.
[quote][p][bold]Ted Elgar[/bold] wrote: I filled up at the Asda filling station at J2 of the M5 last week if anyone is heading that way I suggest holding on until you get there before filling your tank. The petrol station itself is right off the roundabout before the slip road South.[/p][/quote]Contrary to the news story, it's also closer than Cheltenham. outside-edge

1:21pm Wed 18 Dec 13

yamoto says...

surely if all drivers stuck together & boycotted certain filing stations who are the most expensive in worcester, that would help bringing the price down. as long as we keep filling up at higher prices the longer they keep their prices up. maybe time to set up a facebook group, updating fuel prices around worcester.
surely if all drivers stuck together & boycotted certain filing stations who are the most expensive in worcester, that would help bringing the price down. as long as we keep filling up at higher prices the longer they keep their prices up. maybe time to set up a facebook group, updating fuel prices around worcester. yamoto

2:22pm Wed 18 Dec 13

copierman says...

Cheltenham has had cheaper petrol for years at all it's main petrol stations
Cheltenham has had cheaper petrol for years at all it's main petrol stations copierman

8:48am Thu 19 Dec 13

tippo214 says...

Morrisons are the most rip off mercants around the malvern area, they usually offer discounts if you buy loads of food over £40 then give discounts at the pump total ripoff. fuel is much cheaper down south weston for instance around 4p cheaper than malvern.
happy ripoff motoring .
Morrisons are the most rip off mercants around the malvern area, they usually offer discounts if you buy loads of food over £40 then give discounts at the pump total ripoff. fuel is much cheaper down south weston for instance around 4p cheaper than malvern. happy ripoff motoring . tippo214

12:36pm Thu 19 Dec 13

emjaypee says...

tippo214 wrote:
Morrisons are the most rip off mercants around the malvern area, they usually offer discounts if you buy loads of food over £40 then give discounts at the pump total ripoff. fuel is much cheaper down south weston for instance around 4p cheaper than malvern.
happy ripoff motoring .
Only cheaper down south if you live there so no point to that really.
Buy all your fuel on a points back credit card if you can afford to do so, and shop around for local cheapest fuel. Do not spend your points over the year then you have a good quantity to spend say at Christmas.
Of course I do realise this is not an option for everybody and it will only work if the card is paid off in full each month.
[quote][p][bold]tippo214[/bold] wrote: Morrisons are the most rip off mercants around the malvern area, they usually offer discounts if you buy loads of food over £40 then give discounts at the pump total ripoff. fuel is much cheaper down south weston for instance around 4p cheaper than malvern. happy ripoff motoring .[/p][/quote]Only cheaper down south if you live there so no point to that really. Buy all your fuel on a points back credit card if you can afford to do so, and shop around for local cheapest fuel. Do not spend your points over the year then you have a good quantity to spend say at Christmas. Of course I do realise this is not an option for everybody and it will only work if the card is paid off in full each month. emjaypee

1:37pm Sat 21 Dec 13

badge73 says...

its the same in bromsgrove, always more expensive then redditch. both have a morrisons ... yet the one in bromsgrove is always around 2p dearer.
its the same in bromsgrove, always more expensive then redditch. both have a morrisons ... yet the one in bromsgrove is always around 2p dearer. badge73

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