Scratch­ing heads over fuel prices

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

AN IN­VES­TI­GA­TION is un­der­way as to why South­ern Downs fuel prices are among some of the high­est in the state.

Min­is­ter for Nat­u­ral Re­sources, Mines and En­ergy Dr An­thony Lyn­ham took ac­tion last week writ­ing to the Aus­tralian Competitio­n and Con­sumer Com­mis­sion.

La­bor can­di­date for South­ern Downs Joel Richters con­grat­u­lated the min­is­ter on his ac­tions, baf­fled as to why prices were so high.

“It is un­ex­plain­able why fuel prices are re­main­ing so high here in War­wick, while the rest of the state ben­e­fit from the lower in­ter­na­tional oil prices,” Mr Richters said.

He said a 30 per cent vari­ance be­tween the cheap­est and most ex­pen­sive fuel prices was un­fair to mo­torists who were hit­ting the road to sup­port the econ­omy post pan­demic.

“The ACCC (Aus­tralian Competitio­n and Con­sumer Com­mis­sion) will hope­fully in­ves­ti­gate the lo­cal fuel prices with a new light thanks to the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment’s fuel price re­port­ing trial.

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