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Petrol Price Wars: Good News At The Pumps

Hard-pressed motorists can expect more relief at the pumps with another supermarket chain announcing a cut in fuel prices.

Sainsbury's is reducing its forecourt prices for petrol and diesel by 3p a litre from Monday.

In addition, customers who buy £50 worth of groceries in store or online will get an extra 5p off per litre.

It comes after similar promotions at Asda, Tesco and Morrisons who have all cut their fuel prices in recent weeks.

Richard Crampton, from Sainsbury's, said: "We know that fuel continues to be a big part of many household budgets and we are committed to helping our customers cut down on cost whenever we can.

"Wholesale fuel prices have dropped across Europe and we are delighted to pass these savings onto our customers."

Last week the AA said that UK petrol prices had fallen 4p and diesel by more than 3.5p in the past month.

And at the end of April, the AA pointed out that petrol prices were exceeding family food bills .