Win for consumers
FOR far too long Adelaide motorists have been ripped off at the petrol bowser.
As if the ludicrous price spikes were not enough, the fact prices can vary by up to 20c a litre between suburbs has made the situation even worse.
Any initiative, in this case real time information on petrol prices, that can save consumers hard-earned cash is more than welcome in the current economic environment.
The fact that this measure is expected to save motorists tens of millions of dollars a year indicates just how big a ride the oil companies have been taking South Australians on. The State Government deserves a shout-out for conducting the trial, and so do those who have been lobbying for it, namely the RAA and this newspaper, for too long.
In the age where most of the population has a mobile telephone, access to data of this type will greatly assist motorists to make an informed choice when they need to fill up.
And it is more than likely giving motorists access to real time petrol prices will also result in more competition between oil companies – giving them another win.