Real time fuel price system tenders now open

RACQ has welcomed news the search was on to find a tech supplier who could design and build a system to capture real time fuel prices from all Queensland service stations.

On Thursday, the State Government revealed it had commenced the procurement process to find the provider of an aggregator system which would collect all Queensland service stations fuel prices.

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RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the two-year trial would commence in December, but retailers had until March 2019 to ensure they could comply with new laws which required them to advise of any fuel price changes within 30 minutes.

“We’re pleased we’re getting closer to seeing real time petrol price data come to fruition for Queensland motorists – it’s going to be a game changer in helping them find and support the servos charging the lowest prices,” Dr Michael said.

“From December we’ll start seeing retailers providing their fuel prices to an aggregator which from next year will allow all Queenslanders to be able to access all fuel prices on their smartphones. This means collectively we’ll be able to use people power to reward the servos offering cheaper fuel, and to shun the servos charging unfair prices.

“It’s really important that once fuel prices are published, all drivers actively use this information to make the right choice when they fill up.”