Hard-pressed motorists have received some respite after supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda both announced fuel-price cuts.
Sainsbury's said petrol prices at the company's 279 forecourts will dip by 4p a litre, with diesel being reduced by 3p a litre, from Wednesday.
Then Asda said it would also be cutting its petrol by up to 3p a litre and its diesel by up to 2p a litre from Wednesday.
Asda said that from Wednesday drivers would pay no more than 134.7p a litre for petrol and 141.7p a litre for diesel.
Sainsbury's head of fuel Richard Crampton said: "We know that fuel is a big part of many customers' weekly budget so we're keen to do anything we can to help."
Andy Peake, Asda's petrol trading director, said: "We always aim to be the first retailer in each part of the country to drop prices when costs are falling and the last to put them up.