Gympie claims cheap diesel title

Gympie motorists have reason to celebrate with the town named as the cheapest centre in regional Queensland to fill up with diesel last month.

According to RACQ’s Monthly Fuel Price Report, Gympie drivers paid on average 119 cents per litre (cpl) during April, while Noosa came a close second at 119.8cpl.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said record low oil prices in April due to COVID-19 and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, had resulted in lower prices at the bowser.

“Gympie not only had the cheapest diesel but drivers also enjoyed the lowest indicative retail margins in Queensland. So, we’re pleased to see savings being passed on to drivers in the region,” Ms Smith said.

“While we’re not expecting an imminent price rise, oil prices are likely to increase in the coming weeks as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

“Any increase will take up to six weeks to flow through to regional Queensland prices, so drivers should make the most of the cheap fuel and fill the tank now.”

Ms Smith said regardless of where motorists lived or what fuel they filled up with, they should still shop around for the best deal and reward the retailers offering the lowest prices.

“Global factors are out of our control, but we can all choose where we spend our money. Before you jump in the car, check out a fuel price comparison service, like RACQ’s Fair Fuel Finder, to find the best price in near you.”

In April the average price for unleaded was 108cpl. The latest average price for unleaded in Gympie was 99.9cpl and diesel was 114.6cpl.

The Club’s April 2020 Fuel Price Report could be viewed on RACQ’s website.