Servo cops fine

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A PETROL sta­tion has been given a $1000 in­fringe­ment no­tice for charg­ing cus­tomers more than the amount re­ported to Fuel­Watch.

An in­de­pen­dent site in Vic­to­ria Park was fined for sell­ing ULP for 107.9 cents per litre in­stead of the cor­rect 107.1 cents.

Act­ing com­mis­sioner for Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion David Hill­yard said it was dis­ap­point­ing and un­ac­cept­able.

“Con­sumers need to be con­fi­dent that prices re­ported to Fuel­Watch are ac­cu­rate, clearly driv­ers make petrol pur­chas­ing de­ci­sions based on this in­for­ma­tion,” he said.

“In two of the re­cent cases the fuel re­tail­ers in ques­tion had been given ed­u­ca­tional ad­vice pre­vi­ously about pric­ing er­rors, so it was ap­pro­pri­ate to is­sue $1000 in­fringe­ment no­tices when fur­ther breaches were re­ported.

“All three fuel re­tail­ers have now paid their fines.”

Sites in Fre­man­tle and Nar­ro­gin were also fined.

Mr Hill­yard said fuel re­tail­ers should con­sider the in­fringe­ments as a re­minder of the law that ex­ists to pro­tect con­sumers.

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