Alert to Perth motorists - fill up now to beat the petrol price rise

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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 12 January 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 30 cents per litre (cpl) to 180.6 cpl. Coles Express hiking by up to 40 cpl up to 191.9 cpl; Caltex/Ampol and BP up to 189.9 cpl; Puma up to 189.7 cpl; Caltex Woolworths up to 187.9 cpl; Vibe up to 185.7 cpl; and 7-Eleven up to 183.9 cpl.

Despite the average hike tomorrow, there are still 42 individual sites offering prices below 150 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 47 cpl, means motorists can potentially save $28 on a 60 litre tank.

Tuesday’s cheapest ULP is available for:

  • 146.7 cpl at 7-Eleven Brabham in the East;
  • 144.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 145.9 cpl at 7-Eleven Maddington South, Caltex Woolworths Maddington West and Liberty Gosnells in the South; and
  • 144.9 cpl at Shell Alkimos in the North.

Wednesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:

  • 147.3 cpl at Vibe Forrestfield in the East;
  • 144.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 145.9 cpl at Liberty Gosnells in the South; and
  • 147.5 cpl at Liberty Banksia Grove, Liberty Landsdale and Vibe Charles St 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.

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Media Contact: Alan Hynd, (08) 6552 9248 / 0429 078 791 / alan.hynd@dmirs.wa.gov.au  

Consumer Protection
Media release
11 Jan 2022

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