Fuel prices hit their low­est lev­els in al­most six years

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

MT DRUITT and St Marys driv­ers are en­joy­ing the low­est fuel prices in al­most six years, as petrol dipped to less than $1 a litre last week.

A global over­sup­ply of crude oil has pushed the bar- rel price to below $US50, and this has fi­nally fil­tered through to lo­cal com­muters.

The price of E10 at the 7Eleven in Po­pon­detta Rd, Emerton, was 99.9 cents per litre last week. E10 was also below the $1 mark at Cal­tex, Lux­ford Rd, Mt Druitt, BP in Glos­sop St, St Marys, and Wool­worths Cal­tex at Plump­ton Mar­ket­place.

Driv­ers wel­comed the petrol price respite amid a tough year of ris­ing costs. One Dean Park mother said the fuel drop was a re­lief for the weekly bud­get.

“Just a few days ago, I was pay­ing about 30 cents more a litre,” she said.

Ac­cord­ing to the Aus­tralian Com­pe­ti­tion and Con­sumer Com­mis­sion (ACCC), fuel rose sharply in early Jan­uary to al­most $1.30 a litre be­fore steadily drop­ping to last week’s new low.

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