Servo cops fine
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.