Pump it… NOW! Fuel prices expected to skyrocket

If you see reasonable fuel prices while driving around the Gold Coast today, fill your tank.

That’s the message from Queensland’s peak motoring body, ahead of what’s expected to be a major jump in cost at the bowser.

As of Sunday morning, you could still get unleaded for less than $1.25/ltr at some outlets on the Gold Coast.


But the RACQ is predicting we’ll see a three-year high this week, with some service stations across the South East bumping-up the cost of unleaded to more than $1.50/ltr.

It’s prompted calls for the state government to introduce “real-time fuel price reporting”, in a bid to help customers make a more informed decision about where to fill up.

The State Opposition has joined the chorus, telling Annastacia Palaszczuk to “put politics aside” and adopt the LNP’s fuel policy.

“I’m extremely concerned to hear reports that Queensland fuel prices will hit a record high next week,” Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington said.

“We asked the Premier in Parliament this week whether she would adopt the LNP’s real-time petrol price monitoring system the Premier gave an arrogant one-word answer – “no”,” Ms Frecklington added.

The LNP claims motorists in New South Wales are saving an average $6 per tank of fuel and hundreds of dollars a year thanks to real-time price monitoring.

Want to know where to fill up? Head to the Motor Mouth website.