THE dreaded task of filling up the car will feel a little lighter at Asda, as starting tomorrow the supermarket has cut fuel prices on both diesel and unleaded by up to 2p per litre (ppl).

The supermarket behemoth announced the cut off its national price cap on unleaded and diesel petrol after continued decreases in the wholesale cost.

The announcement comes as an additional boost for customers in the run-up to the notoriously expensive festive season, meaning there’s more left over for people to spend on things that matter this time of year.

The retailer’s new national fuel price cap means that drivers across the country will pay no more than 116.7ppl on unleaded and 127.7ppl on diesel.

Leading the way in terms of fuel price drops, this is the fifth cut Asda has made since October 26 this year, dropping the price of unleaded by 11ppl and diesel by 7ppl.

Asda’s senior fuel buyer, Dave Tyrer said: “With Christmas just around the corner, we’re pleased we can do our bit to make our customers’ hard-earned cash go a little further.

“Our new national price cap of 116.7ppl on unleaded and 127.7ppl on diesel will be welcomed by the millions of drivers across the country and put money back in their pockets.”

Asda’s recent income tracker report showed that fuel price inflation rose to 11.9% in October, the highest value since July.