How to find best petrol price as they hit four-year highs
PETROL prices in some Australian cities hit their highest level in close to four years in May, so shopping around to find the best price in your area is highly recommended by the ACCC.
Risks to global crude oil supplies and increasing prices, which Qantas has warned will soon impact on airfare costs, is pushing up the international and consequently the local petrol prices.
"Consumers have recently been paying around $1.60 for petrol. These prices are higher than any time since mid-2014 in some cities," ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.
At the end of the March 2018 quarter Brisbane had the highest of Australia's largest cities with the ACCC recording a the "average retail petrol price in Brisbane was 138.2 cpl, which was 3.4 cpl higher than the average across the other four largest cities".
"With prices reaching four-year highs, it's more important than ever that consumers who can, take advantage of the fuel websites and apps freely available to find the cheapest petrol prices in their area," Mr Sims added.
To find the best petrol price in your area, go to -
- West Australia - www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au/fuelwatch/pages/home.jspx
- South Australia - www.raa.com.au/motoring-and-road-safety/fuel/sa-fuel-prices
- Northern Territory - www.myfuelnt.nt.gov.au/
- Tasmania - Gas Buddy / www.ract.com.au/gasbuddy
- Victoria - www.racv.com.au/on-the-road/driving-maintenance/fuel-prices.html
- New South Wales - www.fuelcheck.nsw.gov.au/app
- ACT - www.fuelcheck.nsw.gov.au/app
- Queensland - www.racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/driving/fair-fuel-prices
Some of the petrol price check apps you can download to your mobile phone are -
- PetrolSpy Australia
- My NRMA
- Fuel Map