It’s now far less painful

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MO­TORISTS in the Bur­nett are find­ing that filling the fam­ily car is not as painful as it has been over the past five years.

The cost of the weekly fill has fallen pro­gres­sively over the Christ­mas-New Year pe­riod and is set to con­tinue to drop.

Prices have dropped over the coun­try by as much as 40 cents and spec­u­la­tion is that $1 a litre is not far away.

Young Mun­dub­bera driver John Endres said he hoped the price of fuel stayed down.

“All my mates say that they have more money in their pock­ets now that petrol is com­ing down,” Mr Endres said.

“Word is it will even get be­low one dol­lar.”

For some driv­ers of a stan­dard fam­ily car, $100 would be the usual fill-up from empty, and now the $80 fill-up means that driv­ers can af­ford some­thing ex­tra.

Eidsvold’s Elis­a­beth Law trav­els the length of the North Bur­net and said in gen­eral, the price of fuel was uni­form in the re­gion.

“The price has been go­ing down and down as the months go on and that is good for ev­ery­one,” Ms Law said.

This re­ac­tion was the same through­out the re­gion, with trav­ellers Zachary McLen­nan who vis­ited fam­ily in Eidsvold.

He said he came from Toowoomba.

“It’s made the trip a lit­tle cheaper and I can af­ford to buy a few more things while I am here,” he said.

The re­duc­tion in the fuel cost is ex­pected to flow on to other com­modi­ties.

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