Ipswich boasts cheaper fuel than Brisbane: RACQ

The State’s peak motoring body today declared good news for Ipswich motorists with new data revealing they paid less for fuel than those in Brisbane.

RACQ’s monthly fuel report showed the average for unleaded petrol (ULP) in Ipswich was 113.1 cents per litre (cpl) in May, 5.8cpl cheaper than Brisbane’s monthly average.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said average Ipswich prices had actually fallen during May.

“We saw a drop in the average price for ULP of 2.5cpl between April and May, and that’s welcome news for motorists fed up with paying too much at the bowser,” Ms Smith said.

Ms Smith said Ipswich residents enjoyed cheaper prices because retailers were pocketing less.

“There was actually a large drop in the retail margin of 8.3cpl for local retailers, down to 2.5cpl,” she said.

“Compare that to the average Brisbane retail margin of 8.8cpl and you can see why there’s a price difference.

“This is why it’s so important to shop around and only support the retailers who charge a fair price.”

Ms Smith said the May figures also showed Ipswich diesel prices were cheaper than Queensland’s capital city, sitting at an average of 111.6cpl.

Queensland motorists can use RACQ’s Fair Fuel Service to find the cheapest fuel in their area.