Peregian Puma during the last cheap petrol cycle. Photo: Peter Gardiner
Peregian Puma during the last cheap petrol cycle. Photo: Peter Gardiner

UNLEADED FALLS: Cheaper fuel in the pipeline

NOOSA unleaded fuel prices could again fall below 100 cents per litre by the RACQ but would pull up short of recent drops as southeast Queensland motorists enjoy more relief at the bowser.

RACQ spokeswoman Lauren Ritchie said it was unlikely prices would go below 90cpl in the southeast as was experienced in the last cheap phase of the cycle.

“While prices won’t fall as low during this cycle due to a higher global oil price, there will still be plenty of unleaded petrol for below 100cpl,” Ms Ritchie said.

This morning the average price of unleaded on the Sunshine Coast according to FuelPrice Australia was 1.09 cpl.

However there were Noosa bowser bargain buys with PetrolSpy Australia reporting unleaded at 101.9 at Liberty Noosaville and 99.7 at 7-11 Wurtulla and Puma Currimundi.

Almost everywhere else in Noosa the pump price was 109.9 cpl except at Peregian Puma selling for 108.9 or 104.9 with the discount for RACQ members.

Ms Ritchie said Sunshine Coast motorists should delay filling up the tank for a few more days, as prices would fall further and had not reached the cheap phase yet.

“We expect the Sunshine Coast to enter the cheap phase late this week of early next week, so hold off filling the tank a little longer if you can,” she said.

Ms Ritchie said some fuel companies on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane’s south-western suburbs have already dropped prices below 100cpl.

“This is great news for motorists because this time around more of us will be able to take advantage of the cheap fuel, as travel restrictions are being lifted and we’re able to drive further and more frequently to school and work.

“We did see the average ULP price dip below 100cpl briefly in 2008 and 2016, but we haven’t seen prices consistently this low since 2005.”

“Filling up for the cheapest price can save you hundreds of dollars every year, it also helps drive competition in your area,” she said.


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