RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said while most of the south east Queensland market was in the discounting phase of the petrol price cycle, there were still deals to be found.
“We’ve seen the unleaded average drop by about six cents per litre (cpl) on the Gold Coast in the last week and that’s largely due to the great competition we have between servos in locations like Labrador and Runaway Bay,” Ms Ross said.
“Then there are some servos on the Sunshine Coast in suburbs like Caloundra where petrol’s going for around 136cpl, which is a great price and close to wholesale, so it’s something drivers should pounce on if they see it.
“For those on the west side of Brisbane in Sherwood, we’ve spotted fuel for the bargain price of 128.9cpl so swoop in and snap that up if you’re in the area.”
Ms Ross said drivers across the rest of the region could expect to see lower prices in the coming weeks when the cycle entered the cheap phase.
“We’re seeing servos discounting prices in Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast – however, the Ipswich market is lagging behind slightly, so prices are a little dearer there,” she said.
“At the moment the average is 154.1cpl, but drivers in Brisbane would be best to hold off until we see prices fall to below 143cpl so they know they’re getting a good deal.”