RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said almost 12 percent of retailers had increased the price of unleaded petrol (ULP) to 159.9 cents per litre (cpl) and motorists should fill up while cheap fuel remained.
“Servos in Brisbane have begun hiking their prices, and you can be sure other areas in the south east will follow in the days to come,” Ms Ross said.
“There’s still plenty of cheap fuel around though, so if motorists spot ULP selling at or below 140cpl they should take advantage of the low price and fill the tank before it’s gone.”
Ms Ross said motorists, who had experienced a four-year price high in May, deserved a break at the hip pocket.
“We’d been hoping a recent decline in the global oil price could bring some relief to Queensland drivers, but with some servos hiking to 159.9cpl, it looks as though they’re continuing to punish us with unfair prices,” she said.
“The oil price has softened so retailers should be passing on the savings they’re enjoying to drivers.
“Regardless of what the retailers do, it’s important motorists in the south east only support the service station charging the lowest price for petrol in their area – that way we’re giving our business to those doing the right thing, and shunning the servos who’re ripping us off.”
South east Queensland petrol averages:
- Gold Coast – 135.3cpl
- Moreton Bay – 137.7cpl
- Ipswich – 139.4cpl
- Brisbane – 139.9cpl
- Sunshine Coast – 141.3cpl.