Motoring organisations have welcomed savings at the pumps after service stations including leading supermarkets slashed the price of fuel.

Supermarkets like Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco have all cut the price of petrol by 2p per litre.

Industry experts are predicting the average price of petrol could fall below £1 in the coming weeks following cuts in the price of crude oil.

At Sainsburys Local, Bonehurst Road in Horley, the cost of unleashed petrol came to 109.9p per litre, and diesel at 114.9p per litre.

While at Tesco Gatwick Extra, Reigate Road, Hookwood in Horley, unleased was 108.9p per litre and diesel 113.9p per litre.

Other service stations are showing lower prices in fuel at Esso, Merstham Gas Station, High Street, Mersham, Redhill, had prices for unleashed at 107.9p per litre and for diesel it stood at 115.9p per litre.

Drivers hope the reductions will prompt a price war at the pumps, bringing down fuel costs evening more.

Edmund King, AA President said: “We would love to see £1-per-litre and we may possibly see it in many parts of the UK but it is unlikely that the average price will drop as quickly to the £1 level, partly because 70 per cent of the price is tax.”