The simple tool making fuel cheaper
RACQ has called for a commitment from both sides of politics ahead of the State Election to make mandatory fuel price reporting permanent across Queensland.
A two year trial of transparent fuel price reporting to give Queenslanders access to real-time information was due to expire in December.
RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said bowser prices had stayed reasonably low across most of the State in recent months and remained competitive due to smarter shopping by drivers.
“Motorists are making more informed decisions and supporting servos offering the best deals thanks to access to real-time fuel prices,” Ms Smith said.
“In combination with lower oil prices, this has resulted in cheaper retail prices for motorists across most of regional Queensland and in metropolitan areas.
“Making use out of this data, takes the work out of driving around to find the cheapest fuel. Or even worse, filling up at the one closest to you which may be the dearest.
“We applaud locals for shopping around, making use of real time fuel pricing data, and using people power to drive down prices.”
Ms Smith said the Club successfully lobbied the State Government to trial the scheme in Queensland and would continue to fight to ensure motorists received a fair deal at the bowser.
“Ensuring real time fuel pricing data is here to stay is one of our key priorities ahead of the next month’s election and one that’ll put more money back into the pockets of Queenslanders at a time when it’s needed the most.”
RACQ’s Fair Fuel app has been downloaded more than 135,000 times and has more than 37,000 active users every month.