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Money Brisbane's north v south petrol war: The cheapest region to fill up

05:35  10 july  2018
05:35  10 july  2018 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

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Filling up your car north of the Brisbane River will cost you more, according to an analysis of petrol prices.

The RACQ's June fuel price report showed motorists on the northside paid 3.6 cents per litre more on average for unleaded petrol than those on the southside.

It comes as Queenslanders continue to wait for the government's promised trial of fuel price monitoring.

RACQ spokeswoman Lucinda Ross said the insurer had noticed a real north-versus-south divide in terms of fuel pricing.

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The cheapest place to buy fuel in south -east Queensland has been revealed, as a motoring body urges drivers to fill up now. Filling up your car north of the Brisbane River will cost you more, according to an analysis of petrol prices.

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"In fact, our latest report shows those on Brisbane's northside were not only slugged with higher prices than those in other parts of the city but, at 151.3 cents per litre, they were charged more on average than the rest of the south-east," she said.

The average price of unleaded petrol was 151.3 cents per litre in Brisbane's north last month compared with 147.7 cents per litre in Brisbane's south.

North of the brown snake, unleaded petrol retail margins were more than 15 cents in every litre, compared with almost 12 cents in the south.

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"It's unfair on northside drivers," Ms Ross said.

She said prices were likely driven down in the south as service stations were forced to compete with each other because of proximity.

"What we always say to drivers is make sure you're shopping at the cheapest retailer," she said.

"By shopping at the cheapest retailer, hopefully those other servos are following the lead."

But some spots on the northside, including North Lakes, were more affordable owing to wholesale store Costco charging cheaper prices, causing what was known as the "Costco effect".

Across Brisbane, motorists were charged, on average, 148.7 cents per litre for unleaded petrol in June, 1.1 cents per litre lower than in May, but still more than all the major Australian capital cities.

The decrease was due to a slight drop in the oil and overall fuel price margins were relatively unchanged in June.

The Gold Coast was the cheapest centre in south-east Queensland to buy unleaded fuel, with an average price of 145.1 cents per litre, followed by Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast.

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Ms Ross urged drivers to fill up the tank now, as the Brisbane market had reached the cheap phase of the south-east Queensland petrol price cycle.

"While prices are low, we're urging motorists to fill up now if they see unleaded petrol for 137 cents per litre or less," she said.

In May, Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham announced a two-year trial of fuel price monitoring, with companies required to publish their prices online within 15 minutes of any change.

Dr Lynham said the government was working with the RACQ and fuel companies to put together a system that made price comparison data available to consumers as easily as possible.

"We need to ensure it doesn't create so much red tape that it is unworkable and pushes prices up," he said.

"As we've said before, the trial will start by the end of the year."

Before the announcement, the LNP had agitated for real-time monitoring of fuel prices, which it said it would introduce if it won the 2020 state election.

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