Real-time fuel price monitors for state
IT HAS long been called for by motoring bodies and now drivers will be able to find the cheapest fuel in town on their phone from December.
The Central Telegraph last month revealed Biloela drivers were being hit with the most expensive diesel fuel prices in the state, with the RACQ calling for drivers to vote with their wallets and shun retailers with the highest prices in town.
A two-year trial of realtime fuel price monitoring in Queensland has now been announced, meaning drivers will get the chance to do just that by being alerted to price changes within 30 minutes of a change at the bowser.
Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the goal was for drivers to be able to use their buying power to support retailers doing the right thing.
“By the Easter holidays, offenders will face fines if they do not report their fuel prices accurately and on time,” Dr Lynham said.
He said the system would have safeguards against misleading pricing and not inflict unnecessary red tape.
The two-year trial will see fuel prices published on existing apps and websites such as Motormouth, GasBuddy, PetrolSpy, RACQ and Compare the Market.