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Supermarkets Still Not Passing on Drops in Wholesale Fuel Prices

Petrol Prices At An ASDA Group Ltd Supermarket As Prices Fall Below 1 Per Litre

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The UK’s supermarkets are failing to fully pass on cuts in the wholesale price of road fuels to drivers, according to the RAC motoring organization.

While the average price of petrol sold by supermarkets has edged lower, the drop should be far larger given the sharp fall in the wholesale cost of fuel. RAC data show the average price for the road fuel across the UK should be around 174 pence a liter, with diesel at 189p.