PETROL stations across Gwent have dropped their prices by up to three pence after fuel prices hit a two year high earlier this year.

The news comes as UK fuel prices have been slowly declining since February.

At the end of March, the South Wales Argus put together a list of the cheapest forecourts in Gwent.

At the time, the cheapest place to get petrol in Gwent were the Asda petrol station in Pencarn Way, Newport, the Morrisons petrol station in Azalea Road, Rogerstone, and the Morrisons petrol station in Beaufort Road, Ebbw Vale.

The three forecourts were selling petrol at £1.127 per litre.

As of yesterday, data collected by PetrolPrices.com showed the cheapest places to get petrol in Gwent are the Asda petrol station in Pencarn Way and the Asda one in Lower Dock Street, both in Newport.

Both forecourts were selling petrol at £1.097 per litre, meaning the cheapest petrol in Gwent has seen a drop in price of three pence.

Data also showed that, as of yesterday, the cheapest diesel in Gwent could be bought in the Asda petrol station in Cliff Road, Blackwood, the Asda petrol station in Pontygwindy Road, in Pwllypant, and the Morrisons petrol station in Bedwas Road, Caerphilly. The three forecourts were selling diesel at £1.107 per litre.

At £1.117 per litre, the Asda petrol station in Pencarn Way, Newport, the Asda petrol station in Lower Dock Street, Newport, and the Morrisons petrol station in Azalea Road, Rogerstone, were selling the cheapest diesel in Newport as of yesterday.

At the same time, the Tesco forecourt in Lower Bridge Street, Pontypool, the Morrisons forecourt in St David’s Road, Cwmbran, and the Sainsbury’s one in Llwelyn Road, Cwmbran, were selling the cheapest petrol in Torfaen at £1.099 per litre.

The Pontypool Tesco was also selling the cheapest diesel in Torfaen at £1.109 per litre.

In Monmouthshire, the cheapest place to get petrol was the Tesco forecourt in Station Road, Chepstow, according to the website. As of yesterday, it was selling petrol at £1.139 per litre.

The same forecourt sold the cheapest diesel in the area, at £1.149 per litre.

In Blaenau Gwent, the cheapest petrol and diesel could be bought from the Tesco petrol station in North West Approach, Ebbw Vale, the Tesco in Castle Street, Abertillery, and the Morrisons forecourt in Beaufort Road, Rhyd-Y-Blew.

The three petrol stations were selling petrol and diesel at £1.109 per litre as of yesterday.

At the same time, in Caerphilly, the cheapest petrol could be bought from the Sainsbury’s petrol station in Newbridge Road Industrial Estate, in Pontllanfraith. It was being sold at £1.099 per litre.

A spokeswoman for Asda said: “Asda is well known for its low fuel prices across Newport and we consistently offer drivers the lowest fuel prices nationwide – a fact backed up by the AA.

“We always aim to be the first retailer to drop prices and the last to put them up. And when we do lower our prices, we lower them everywhere.”

A spokeswoman for PetrolPrices.com said: “UK fuel prices have been slowly declining since February.

“This is welcome news for drivers, as rises in road tax and insurance premiums hit them harder than ever before.

“In comparison to the same time last year, prices now are 4.4 pence per litre higher for unleaded and a whopping 5 pence per litre higher for diesel.”