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Price war at the pumps.

A PETROL price war broke out on the supermarket forecourts last night after Asda slashed the cost of all fuel by 2p a litre.

As prices for unleaded tumbled to an average 81.4p per litre at Asda's 155 petrol stations, rivals Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's rushed to match the cut.

Asda diesel also fell by 2p to an average 85.6p a litre - a move which was welcomed by motoring and consumer groups.

Drivers have been paying dearly since the cost of crude oil soared to a record $58 a barrel.

But as the price of crude has steadily fallen by $10 a barrel in the last three months, Asda became one of the first to pass on the saving to drivers
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Date:May 20, 2005
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