Avoid Perth petrol price rise

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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 12 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.6 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money.

FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 27 December 2016, most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 141.9 cpl (an increase of 20 cpl). Most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price to 139.9 cpl, most BP and Puma sites to 138.9 cpl, most Caltex sites to 136.9 cpl and most United sites to 136.7 cpl.

Perth’s weekly petrol price cycle results in prices, on average, being cheapest on Sunday and Monday and at their most expensive on Tuesday and Wednesday – that’s why we recommend filling up today.

If you need to fill up tomorrow, use FuelWatch as there are still over 30 sites selling below 128 cpl. The difference between the highest and lowest priced sites is 22 cpl, which means you can save up to $13 on a 60 litre tank of fuel.

Monday’s cheapest ULP is available for:

  • 117.0 cpl at Chidlow Growers Mart Liquor in the East;
  • 118.8 cpl at Caltex Woolworths Port Kennedy, Caltex Woolworths South Lake and Caltex Woolworths Warnbro Fair in the South; and
  • 113.1 cpl at Caltex Malaga Drive and Caltex StarMart Malaga in the North.

Tuesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:

  • 119.0 cpl at Chidlow Growers Mart Liquor Store in the East;
  • 119.9 cpl at 7-Eleven Byford South in the South; and
  • 119.5 cpl at Better Choice Malaga in the North.

Drivers can head to the mobile compatible www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au site to find the cheapest fuel in their area. Log on after 2.30pm each day to compare today’s and tomorrow’s prices. You can also sign up for free emails along with the 37,500 others who benefit from daily updates. Alternatively, phone 1300 30 40 54.

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Consumer Protection
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26 Dec 2016

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