Motorists in Rockhampton are fed up with forking out 10cpl more than other areas within Qld.
Motorists in Rockhampton are fed up with forking out 10cpl more than other areas within Qld. John Gass /TWE

Rocky fuel prices among the state's highest

ROCKHAMPTON resident Cassie Harvey is fed up with the fuel prices in her home town. Taking to social media, Cassie expressed her anger about paying 149.9/L for fuel to fill her car up.

"I find it ridiculous how expensive the prices can get," she said.

"I only have a small car and pretty minimal expenses, so I think I get away pretty easily, but I feel for families and people needing/using larger vehicles that would cost so much more to fill up.

 

Rockhampton local Cassie Harvey is sick of the expensive fuel prices in the town.
Rockhampton local Cassie Harvey is sick of the expensive fuel prices in the town.

"I went to Brisbane about 4-5 weeks ago and when I filled up in Rocky before leaving I paid 144.9, when I filled up again in Brisbane that night it was 121.9, it's just a massive difference."

Rockhampton petrol bowsers are among the most expensive in the state and it's fuelling the fire for motorists who have had enough.

RACQ's Fuel Price Advice is a daily snapshot of petrol prices across the state, and indicated that fuel prices across the Rockhampton region are higher than average.

In March, the report indicated ULP prices increased in many regional centres and this was due to the increase in the oil price rather than an increase in fuel company margins.

ULP prices in Biloela, Yeppoon, Townsville, Mackay, Charters Towers, Gladstone, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Whitsunday, Bundaberg and Gympie increased by one to three cents per litre (cpl) in the last week of March. RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said fuel prices have jumped within a number of regional centres.

"It's due to the volatile oil price. So shop around, and make sure you use and reward servos charging fair prices," she said. The average price around Rockhampton was 145.8 cpl for ULP, ranking the town among the most expensive. The cheapest fuel in the state is Innisfail at 135.5 cpl and the most expensive is in Mt Isa and Cloncurry at 149.9 cpl.



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