RACQ welcomes north Qld fuel import proposal

Motorists should expect to see savings at the bowser if United Petroleum builds a new fuel import facility at a north Queensland port.

Cairns Post has reported the company would undertake a feasibility study into building the $30 million-plus petrol shipping hub at the Port of Mourilyan near Innisfail.

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RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said the Club welcomed the announcement as it could improve competition in the wholesale fuel market.

“We’re pleased United is progressing the feasibility study and hope, if it goes ahead, it will mean cheaper petrol for motorists in the region,” Ms Smith said.

“Ultimately, if United can import petrol directly into Port of Mourilyan, it’s going to be cheaper for the company – so United should then be passing on these savings to motorists at the bowser.”