Petrol below £1 in Doncaster ‘has appeared over horizon’ say motoring experts

File photo dated 15/08/13 of a person using an Asda petrol pump. Asda has sparked what is expected to be another round of supermarket fuel cuts by announcing a 2p-a-litre reduction in its petrol and diesel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 31, 2014. See PA story TRANSPORT Petrol. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire
File photo dated 15/08/13 of a person using an Asda petrol pump. Asda has sparked what is expected to be another round of supermarket fuel cuts by announcing a 2p-a-litre reduction in its petrol and diesel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 31, 2014. See PA story TRANSPORT Petrol. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Petrol going below the £1 a litre mark in Doncaster has ‘appeared over the horizon’, believe motoring experts.

The cheapest prices in the borough today reported by our readers were down to 103.7p for unleaded, at the Asda on Bawtry Road.

The AA says average petrol prices have dipped to their lowest level for five years, although there was no guarantee that prices would go below £1 a litre.

The AA said the average UK petrol price is 108.91p.

AA president Edmund King said: “This week, a £1 litre has appeared over the horizon although it’s not guaranteed to appear in every town. In fact, many rural towns would say that predictions of petrol at 99.9p a litre are a bad joke as they continue to struggle with the pump price lottery.

“Even so, it has to be recognised that the supermarket price war that may have been a bit of a phoney in the past is a full-blooded fight now.

“Certainly, drivers increasingly gave them the cold shoulder through 2014, mainly because price-matching across a locality takes away the incentive to go specifically to a supermarket for fuel - unless it has rock-bottom prices.”