Regional QLD better off than Brisbane at the bowser

Motorists living in most areas of regional Queensland paid less at the pump than those in Brisbane in December, according to the State’s peak motoring body.

Fuel pump in fuel tank

RACQ’s latest fuel price report found 28 of the 33 regional centres it monitored paid less on average for unleaded petrol (ULP) in December than those in the State’s capital.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said despite this, the regional Queensland average of 140 cents per litre (cpl) was higher than what the motoring body considered fair.

“That average is 2.1cpl higher than what we saw in November,” Ms Smith said.

“We did see a jump in prices in 2017 across Queensland and that’s due to an increase in the global oil price. Unfortunately, those high prices are set to continue in 2018.

“In positive news, indicative retail margins were quite low in parts of regional Queensland and that’s what led prices to dip below those in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

“Our advice to motorists continues to be to shop around and only fill up at service stations selling fuel at a fair price.”

LocationAverage ULP (cpl)LocationAverage ULP (cpl)LocationAverage ULP (cpl)
Blackwater140.0Gympie136.4Mount Isa148.2
Bowen141.8Hervey Bay139.9Rockhampton141.1
Charters Towers136.4Longreach146.6Tully140.2

The December fuel price report can be viewed here.

RACQ’s Fair Fuel service can be found on the RACQ website.