'David and Goliath' battle for Perth's cheapest fuel site for 2017

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A small independent retail site has beaten other major retailers to take out the title of selling the cheapest petrol in the Perth metropolitan area for 2017.

 

The Chidlow Growers Mart and Liquor Store offered a yearly average price of 118.3 cents per litre (cpl) for unleaded petrol (ULP).

 

Following in second and third place, respectively, was FastFuel 24/7 in Forrestfield (119.6 cpl) and Puma Neerabup (121.1 cpl).

 

Only one major retailer, Caltex StarMart North Wanneroo, appeared in the top 10 for 2017.

 

The annual average price for ULP in 2017 was 128.2 cpl, much higher than last year's average of 116.5 cpl.

 

This was due to rising international oil prices and the falling value of the Australian dollar, but is still relatively low compared to fuel prices over the past five years.

 

In 2017, the FuelWatch website was visited, on average, more than 800,000 times a month.

 

Motorists can save up to $780 a year by buying fuel at Perth's cheapest sites each week.

 

For more information, visit https://www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au

 

Comments attributed to Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:

 

"It's a triumph for small business to see the Chidlow Growers Mart offer Perth motorists the cheapest fuel prices on average this year.

 

"FuelWatch allows motorists to find the cheapest fuel in their neighbourhood and is a great tool to use to save money - especially during this festive season.

 

"Perth fuel prices have been slowly rising for the past five months, but it remains to be seen if this trend will continue in 2018."

 

Minister's office - 6552 6700

Top 10 cheapest unleaded fuel sites in Perth for 2017:

Fuel Retailer

Suburb

ULP average (cpl)

Chidlow Growers Mart and Liquor Store

CHIDLOW

118.3

FastFuel 24/7

FORRESTFIELD

119.6

Puma Neerabup

NEERABUP

121.1

United Neerabup

NEERABUP

121.5

Better Choice Bellevue

BELLEVUE

121.7

Vibe Toodyay Road

GIDGEGANNUP

122.0

Caltex StarMart North Wanneroo

NOWERGUP

122.2

Vibe Charles Street

NORTH PERTH

122.4

Better Choice Tuart Hill

TUART HILL

122.5

Shell Gidgegannup

GIDGEGANNUP

122.6

 

Cheapest metropolitan ULP retailers for 2017 by region:

Metro region

Cheapest retailers

Suburb

ULP (cpl)

East/hills

Chidlow Growers Mart and Liquor Store

CHIDLOW

118.3

 

FastFuel 24/7

FORRESTFIELD

119.6

 

Better Choice Bellevue

BELLEVUE

121.7

 

Vibe Toodyay Road

GIDGEGANNUP

122.0

 

Shell Gidgegannup

GIDGEGANNUP

122.6

South

Better Choice Naval Base

NAVAL BASE

122.7

 

Vibe Yangebup

YANGEBUP

123.5

 

7-Eleven Maddington South

MADDINGTON

123.6

 

Vibe Byford

BYFORD

123.7

 

Vibe Hamilton Hill

HAMILTON HILL

124.1

North

Puma Neerabup

NEERABUP

121.1

 

United Neerabup (Food & Fuel)

NEERABUP

121.5

 

Caltex StarMart North Wanneroo

NOWERGUP

122.2

 

Vibe Charles Street

NORTH PERTH

122.4

 

Better Choice Tuart Hill

TUART HILL

122.5

 

Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Dec 2017

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