Tesco’s deal with Morrisons to acquire 30 former Safeway/BP petrol stations has reduced to 21 sites.

Last month Tesco agreed to acquire 30 petrol stations from Morrisons, although 12 of the sites were subject to pre-emption rights from petrol retailer BP.

BP has decided to act on its pre-emption rights and will keep four of the 12 sites. A further five sites will be transferred to Somerfield which already has a deal with BP.

The remaining three sites will transfer to Tesco subject to approval from the Office of Fair Trading.