CHECK THE PRICES: Dalby motorists are being urged to regularly check fuel prices following a petrol price hike in early September. Picture: Trevor Veale
CHECK THE PRICES: Dalby motorists are being urged to regularly check fuel prices following a petrol price hike in early September. Picture: Trevor Veale

PRICE HIKE: The Dalby servos found to be spiking their prices

A QUARTER of Dalby’s service stations increased their fuel prices by more than 20 cents, raising it to as high as 141.9 cents per litre (cpl).

Two sites in Dalby which included the BP on the corner of Drayton and Pratten street and Freedom Fuel raised their unleaded prices to 139.9cpl and 141.9cpl respectively last week.

The remaining six sites held steady, retaining the cheaper price of 119cpl for motorists in the area.

RACQ spokeswoman Renee Smith said this phenomenon is relatively uncommon in Dalby.

“Normally most fuel companies don’t attempt price hikes, and prices remain fairly stable and relative,” she said.

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“This highlights the need for local motorists to use price comparison services, like the RACQ Fair Fuel Finder app, to fill up for the best price possible.”

According to Ms Smith, Dalby motorists could save up to 26cpl by using the information available, and visiting sites offering the best deals on fuel.

“On a 60L tank of unleaded petrol, that’s a saving of more than $15,” she said.

“Motorists should also support the cheapest sites, to help drive competition in the area and keep prices low.”

The average price of unleaded petrol in Dalby is 126cpl, with the average price of diesel being 120.3cpl.


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