DRIVERS will save an average of £2.50 when they fill up at Asda petrol station in Taunton after the supermarket giant dropped its prices.

The company has decreased its price for a litre of unleaded petrol by 2p to 122.7p following a further decrease in the wholesale cost.

The retailer's new national fuel price cap means that drivers across the country will pay no more than 122.7p a litre on unleaded.

Asda has now dropped the price of unleaded fuel by up to 5p per litre over the last couple of weeks following a 3p cut on unleaded on Friday, October 26.

That means motirsts will see a full tank of unleaded at Asda around £2.50 cheaper than a fortnight ago.

Asda's Senior Fuel Buyer Dave Tyrer said: " Our new national price cap of 122.7ppl will be welcomed by the millions of drivers across the UK.

"Further decreases in the wholesale market mean we are able to reduce our prices again, seeing our unleaded price dropped by up to 5ppl in just under two weeks.

Luke Bosdet, the AA's fuel price spokesman said: “With 4p knocked off the wholesale price of a litre of petrol through October, the AA has watched with dismay as average pump prices have trickled down by barely a penny.

“Some supermarkets have chosen to pass on the savings as money-off offers – but only if you spent £60 or so in store.

"Asda, as usual, will break the log-jam by cutting prices for all drivers and forcing other forecourts locally to follow suit.

“ Sadly, beyond those areas, the pump prices will stay high as other retailers choose to hang on to the savings they should be passing on to hard-pressed consumers.”