RACQ has celebrated the start of Queensland’s fuel price reporting trial which, in its first month, had already delivered up-to-date prices to thousands of motorists who wanted better bang for their buck at the bowser.
Servos across the State were, from December, required to report their prices to a Queensland Government appointed aggregator within 30 minutes of a price change at the pump.
RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the initiative had helped put the power back in the hands of motorists and allowed them to reward those retailers who offered them the best deal.
“Our members ask for fuel price information and advice more than any other subject and we know that Queensland motorists pay some of the highest prices in the country,” Dr Michael said.
“That’s why we’ve lobbied so hard to get them access to the latest fuel prices at all retailers, not just those who choose to give us their data.
“We know that lower fuel prices start with increased competition and this change offers greater transparency for motorists.”
Dr Michael said the start of the trial last month coincided with the launch of the RACQ Fair Fuel Finder app which provides real-time fuel price information to motorists.
“We’ve already seen more than 26,000 downloads of our app, which allows drivers to look up the prices in their area and make an informed choice about where they fill their tank,” she said.
“It also features RACQ’s Fair Fuel Price for their location which is the price we encourage drivers to aim for at the pump to know they’re getting the best deal.
“The app’s freely available for download on Apple and Android devices, making it easy to access from any smartphone.”