Re­tailer’s mar­gin the same

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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