Alert to Perth motorists - fill up now to beat the petrol price rise
Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle.
FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 18 May 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 28 cents per litre (cpl) to 205.4 cpl. Puma hiking by up to 46 cpl up to 219.7 cpl; Coles Express and BP up to 217.9 cpl; Caltex Woolworths and Ampol up to 215.9 cpl; 7-Eleven up to 212.9 cpl; United up to 209.9 cpl; and Vibe up to 208.7 cpl.
Despite the average hike tomorrow, there are still 25 individual sites offering prices below 176 cpl, so consumers should check the FuelWatch website to find the lowest price near them. Buying fuel from the cheapest site rather than the most expensive, a difference of 49 cpl, means motorists can potentially save $29 on a 60 litre tank.
Tuesday’s cheapest ULP is available for:
- 171.7 cpl at 7-Eleven Brabham in the East;
- 168.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 171.9 cpl at 7-Eleven Cockburn Central in the South; and
- 171.5 cpl at 7-Eleven Wangara and Liberty Landsdale in the North.
Wednesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:
- 173.5 cpl at Shell High Wycombe and Vibe Upper Swan IGA Xpress in the East;
- 170.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 173.4 cpl at Vibe Kwinana and Vibe Kwinana OPT in the South; and
- 171.5 cpl at Liberty Landsdale in the North.
To find the cheapest fuel at any time, check the mobile compatible www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au site which features an interactive map. After 2.30pm each day both today’s and tomorrow’s prices are available. Also, get a daily update by subscribing to free email alerts or phone 1300 30 40 54. If you want to understand more about how FuelWatch works, go to www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au/about/works.
Media Contact: Alan Hynd, (08) 6552 9248 / 0429 078 791 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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