It’s now far less painful
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.