Are some drivers paying more for petrol because of where they live?

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Description

This story was making the public aware that the fuel price cycles has now widened to around 45-50 cents depending on the fuel type and where you live. Some fuel stations increased their prices substantially above the average. Should the price cycle be capped at 20 cents or should we rather pay a slightly higher price and ban unexplained large jumps in price cycles? Dr De Mello called for a Royal Commission into fuel pricing as the major retail outlets were increasing their margins with any substance or justification. Consumers were encouraged to use various apps provided in each state to make informed choices when looking to fill up at the bowser. What was not reported was the fact that major oil players were advertising various competitions and discounts during the price hike to entice consumers to purchase fuel which is not in the best interest of the consumer.

Subject

fuel pricing, petrol price, high petrol prices

Period18 Nov 2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleSome drivers are paying more for petrol because of where they live
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChannel 7
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1:21
    CountryAustralia
    Date18/11/19
    DescriptionThis story was making the public aware that the fuel price cycles has now widened to around 45-50 cents depending on the fuel type and where you live. Some fuel stations increased their prices substantially above the average. Should the price cycle be capped at 20 cents or should we rather pay a slightly higher price and ban unexplained large jumps in price cycles? Dr De Mello called for a Royal Commission into fuel pricing as the major retail outlets were increasing their margins with any substance or justification. Consumers were encouraged to use various apps provided in each state to make informed choices when looking to fill up at the bowser. What was not reported was the fact that major oil players were advertising various competitions and discounts during the price hike to entice consumers to purchase fuel which is not in the best interest of the consumer.
    Producer/AuthorTom Sacre and Mark Ferguson
    URLhttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2597531307152974
    PersonsLurion De Mello