More pain at the pump for re­gional mo­torists

The Observer - - NEWS -

GLAD­STONE has seen the high­est record petrol prices ever.

Ac­cord­ing to the RACQ, the av­er­age price of un­leaded petrol in the re­gion is $1.61 per litre.

The high prices are not lim­ited to Glad­stone, with many re­gional cities ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the same pinch.

RACQ spokesper­son Lucinda Ross said eco­nomic fac­tors were not the only thing to blame.

“Some ser­vos are charg­ing above what we think is fair,” she said.

“Choos­ing the cheaper re­tail­ers will send a strong mes­sage to the oth­ers to com­pete for your busi­ness and can save hun­dreds of dollars over the year.”

A new ini­tia­tive to al­low con­sumers to track petrol prices real time is ex­pected to push prices down.

Mount Isa has been named the most ex­pen­sive re­gional city for petrol by the RACQ, with an av­er­age price of $1.66 per litre for un­leaded petrol.

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