MOTORISTS queued to fill up in Trowbridge on Saturday as petrol pump wars hit town.

The supermarket giant Tesco dropped the price of unleaded petrol to below £1 a litre to compete with Asda and Morrisons which have also cut prices.

The Tesco fuel station in County Way was selling unleaded petrol at 99.9p per litre and diesel at 105.9p per litre last weekend.

The move led to queues to stretching out as drivers rapidly took advantage of the price drop.

Other petrol stations in the Trowbridge area - Asda apart - were charging much higher prices.

RAC Fuel Watch urged drivers to shop around and be prepared to make a detour to find the cheapest outlet.

It said: " Even taking a small detour to visit a cheap forecourt can save you as much as a few pence for every litre.

"Over one tank that’s noticeable: over 12 months’ motoring, that’s a saving that could stretch into the hundreds."

Nationwide, the lowest price per litre of unleaded petrol was 95.7p, while the highest was 158.9p and the average was 107.4p.

The lowest diesel price stood at 99.9p per litre, while the highest was 144.9p and the average 112.9p.