More Queensland fuel price records smashed

Motorists in a number of Queensland towns and cities have been hit at the hip pocket, with new record high fuel prices.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said after recent unleaded petrol price records were broken in the the south east and across the State, daily average prices had hit new highs in many regional areas which included in Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Warwick, Hervey Bay and Goondiwindi.

“While the rising global oil price and softening Aussie dollar are largely to blame for these prices, some servos are charging above what we think is fair,” Ms Ross said.

While drivers would understandably be frustrated, Ms Ross said the best way to save at the bowser was to shop around.

“It might not seem like much of a saving but choosing the cheaper retailers will send a strong message to the others to compete for your business – it can also save your household hundreds of dollars over the year,” she said.

“In December we’ll see the real-time fuel price trial come online. When it does, we need drivers to jump on board, and use the apps and websites available to get the best deal.”

Location New record ULP price
Cairns 164.5
Charters Towers 161.9
Emerald 164.9
Gladstone 163.1
Goondiwindi 165.4
Gympie 159.8
Hervey Bay 162.3
Kingaroy 159.9
Longreach 169.9
Mackay 163.8
Maryborough 156.3
Mount Isa 169.2
Rockhampton 164.6
Toowoomba 159.7
Townsville 161.1
Warwick 160.2