Three of the country’s biggest supermarkets officially cut the price of their petrol yesterday.

According to Essex Live, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s all reduced their prices.

Asda price for unleaded petrol came down by 3p a litre at its 322 stations and Tesco also reduced its price by 3p a litre at its 500 forecourts.

However, diesel remains unchanged at 126.7p a litre.

Asda senior fuel buyer Dave Tyrer said: "With wholesale costs falling, we're pleased to be able to pass these savings on to our customers."

He added: “Other supermarkets have gone down the route of forcing their customers to spend £40 or £60 in store before offering money off their fuel."

Tesco’s buying manager for fuel Rodger Beer said: "We’re cutting the price of fuel in our filling stations to help our customers save money."

Sainsbury’s have also joined the petrol cut price party by also reducing its price by 3p a litre at all of its 314 forecourts.

David Pegg, fuel buying manager for Sainsbury’s, said: " As we head into autumn after a busy summer, we are committed to helping our customers live well for less, whether they’re stocking up on groceries or refuelling their cars.

"That’s why we’re dropping the price of unleaded petrol by up to 3p per litre across every single one of our forecourts by Sunday."