Shop around and ‘top up, don’t fill up’. That’s the message as petrol prices hit a four-year high across Queensland’s south-east.
The cost of unleaded jumped by around 30 cents-a-litre across the Gold Coast over the weekend, with some service stations charging up to 164.9c/ltr.
There are a few servos with a lower price, and the RACQ is urging motorists to ‘shop around’.
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“Global oil prices are a factor here,” Spokewoman Lucinda Ross explained.
“It will be a couple of weeks before we see that cheaper fuel again,” Ms Ross said.
“In that time, we would just urge drivers to top up the tank if they can, don’t fill up because otherwise you’ll be paying through the nose for fuel.”
The Queensland Government’s Real Time Fuel Price data trial begins in December, with an aim to increase competition and allow drivers to find the cheapest fuel near them.