RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the average price of unleaded had dropped by about 30 cents per litre (cpl) in regional centres since October.
“In October 2018, we saw all-time high daily averages in many regional centres, with prices sitting around that 160cpl mark,” Ms Ross said.
“Thankfully, prices have been dropping and retailers in many centres are passing on savings to drivers. In Toowoomba for example, where the average is under 117cpl, drivers are benefitting from a drop of almost 44cpl in a few months.”
Ms Ross said while most centres were cheap, it was frustrating retailers in Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton were still charging 10cpl more than what the Club considered fair.
“It’s disappointing drivers in these cities are still being stung at the pump and aren’t able to enjoy the same bargains as the rest of Queensland,” she said.
“It means drivers have to be savvy to find the deals because competition is the key to driving down those prices in the long run. Before hitting the road, make sure you’re using the apps and websites available to locate the cheapest prices so you’re only ever supporting those servos playing fair.”
Drivers could find the cheap sites by downloading the RACQ Fair Fuel Finder app.
Regional fuel prices – 3 January 2018:
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