Retailer’s margin the same
THE price of fuel in the Burnett comes down slowly and the difference between city and country prices widens.
Mundubbera petrol retailer Dudley Pott said his margin had not gone up at all and the fact that the price had gone down was a good thing all-round for the region.
“The drop in oil doesn’t change my profits at the end of the week but everyone will benefit,” Mr Pott said. “The government tax of 38.1 cents per litre was continuous and increases with the CPI, transport costs was the same and operating costs remained the same, we just go on our wholesale price.”
NRMA president Kyle Loades said he hoped an ACCC investigation would “result in fairer prices in the bush”.
“Petrol prices have come down 40 cents per litre over the past six months in most capital cities,” Mr Loades said.