Sainsbury"s to spark supermarket petrol price war by cutting unleaded by 4p and diesel by 3p from today

Sainsbury's to spark supermarket petrol price war by cutting unleaded by 4p and diesel by 3p from todayOther retailers will follow suit as many struggle to afford to run a carIt comes after months of rises with 5p alone added in the past monthChancellor being urged to scrap 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise in upcoming budget By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 16:04 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:42 GMT, 13 March 2013 Sainsbury's may have sparked a supermarket petrol price war today by dropping its fuel prices likely forcing other retailers likely to follow suit. From today, the cost of petrol at its 279 forecourts across the UK will dip by 4p a litre, with diesel being reduced by 3p a litre. Sainsbury's head of fuel Richard Crampton said: 'We know that fuel is a big part of many customers' weekly budget so we're keen to do anything we can to help.' Price battle: Sainsbury's has cut the cost of fuel from today, with other retailers likely to follow suit The move is likely to spark a similar response from its rivals as latest petrol price figures show the cost of filling up is continuing to put the squeeze on motorists, going up by another 5p a litre in February alone