Fill up today to beat Perth petrol price rise

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The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 19 cents per litre (cpl) to 123.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money.

FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 4 October 2016, most Caltex, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP price to 129.9 cpl (an increase of 36.8 cpl by Caltex, 30 cpl by Coles Express and 26 cpl by Puma). Most United sites are increasing their ULP price to 126.7 cpl and most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites to 119.9 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 FuelWatch recommends filling up today.

If you need to fill up tomorrow, use FuelWatch as there are still more than 30 sites selling below 110 cpl. The difference between the highest and lowest priced sites is 36 cpl, which means you can save up to $21 on a 60 litre tank of fuel.

Monday’s cheapest ULP is available for:

  • 99.8 cpl at Puma Midvale in the East;
  • 92.5 cpl at Caltex Woolworths Beckenham in the South; and
  • 91.1 cpl at Caltex Woolworths Alkimos, Caltex Woolworths Joondalup Winton Road and Caltex Woolworths Mirrabooka in the North.

Tuesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:

  • 106.9 cpl at BP 2go Morrison Road (Midvale) in the East;
  • 93.1 cpl at Coles Express Casuarina and Coles Express Southern River in the South; and
  • 93.1 cpl at Coles Express Duncraig and Coles Express Mount Lawley 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 37,000 others who benefit from daily updates. Alternatively, phone 1300 30 40 54.

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Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Oct 2016

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