WEST Fife motorists are set to benefit after Asda announced that it was cutting its fuel prices.

From tomorrow (Thursday), customers will be see three pence per litre off diesel and one pence per litre off unleaded after what the retailer said were decreases in wholesale costs.

The new price means that drivers across the country will pay no more than 128.7ppl on diesel and 126.7ppl on unleaded.

Asda's Senior Fuel Buyer, Dave Tyrer said: "Motorists have seen rising prices at the pumps since March so it will be a welcomed boost that as a result of wholesale prices recently falling we’ve been able to pass these savings onto our customers.

"Motorists filling up at Asda will pay no more than 128.7ppl on diesel and 126.7ppl on unleaded."

The AA’s fuel price spokesman, Luke Bosdet, welcomed the news.

“UK drivers have been thrown around on a year-long pump price rollercoaster that has added 10p a litre, taken it off and then put it back on again," he said. "Families with cars react badly to price shocks, but worse still when falling wholesale prices aren’t reflected at the pump.

“In the past fortnight, wholesale petrol and diesel prices have dropped but average UK pump prices have continued to rise.

“Once again, Asda has led the way while other retailers sit back. At some supermarkets, drivers have had to spend £40 or £60 in store to qualify for savings at the pump. That’s not fair for those on low incomes – the hardest hit by inflated pump prices.”