ASDA has opened its new petrol station in Rugby station in Rugby today (Monday).
The petrol station in Corporation Street was officially opened by Rugby MP Mark Pawsey at 8.45am this morning.
The price of petrol this morning was set at 129.7p for unleaded and 137.7p for diesel - a few pence less than other petrol stations in Rugby.
Mr Pawsey said: “I think it’s good news for Rugby. Hopefully it will make competitors lower their prices as well.”
The supermarket chain has taken over the petrol station in Corporation Street from BP who rain it previously.
Ahead of the opening Matt Dodd, store manager at Asda Rugby, said: “It’s great news for drivers that an Asda forecourt is arriving in the town to bring the lowest price fuel to the people of Rugby.
“We just want to help people to save as much money as they can, whether it is on their shopping or on their petrol.”
Asda has led the way on reducing fuel prices three times since October and the supermarket remains the only fuel retailer to have a national price cap.
The AA has confirmed that towns with an Asda are likely to have Britain’s lowest petrol prices.
The opening follows months of complaints from Rugby motorists about the high price of fuel in Rugby compared to neighbouring towns.