not yet available nationwide, the 2p cut was extended to unleaded petrol until June 14.
A spokeswoman for Safeway said: "Because we've managed to get ULSP to all our filling stations, we decided to bring in the 2p price cut a few days ahead of the Budget." The firm is cutting the price of ultra low sulphur diesel by 3p to between 76.9p to 78.9p.
ULSP is better for the environment than standard unleaded fuel with 66 per cent less sulphur emissions.
A Safeway spokeswoman said: "Because we've managed to get ULSP
to all our filling stations, we decided to bring in the 2p price cut a few days ahead of the Budget."
Chancellor Gordon Brown cut 2p a litre off the price of ULSP
, to take effect from 6pm on Wednesday.
not yet available nationwide, Mr Brown added that the 2p cut would be extended to unleaded petrol until June 14.
Treasury sources made it clear they would not put the price of unleaded back up again until ULSP
fuel was available everywhere.
"But to guarantee that all motorists would benefit from a cut in duty on Budget day, I can announce the Government intends to match any reduction in the duty on ULSP
In the PBR, Mr Brown said he expected ULSP
to account for 100 per cent of the market this year, with motorists 'using any petrol station in Britain' able to benefit straightaway when duties came down in the Budget.
The cut in duty on the fuel is welcome, but only if ordinary motorists have easy access to ULSP
. There has to be a push to make sure it is available at all petrol stations, and pressure has to be put on the oil firms to make stocks available as quickly as possible.
But there was growing confusion last night about the availability of ULSP
- which had been virtually unheard of before yesterday's statement.
And parts of Scotland are already familiar with the ultra low sulphur petrol (ULSP