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21 August, 2020

Cairns motorists can save on fuel

Cairns motorists can save over $50 each year simply by shopping around each time they fill up at the service station.

A recent report commissioned by Griffith University revealed that Queensland drivers are shopping around for the cheapest servo in town at almost twice the rate they did two years ago.

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said drivers were checking petrol prices on comparison apps and websites more than 600,000 times per month, compared to less than 350,000 in 2018.

The surge follows the Government’s fuel price reporting trial, which has required retailers to provide up-to-date prices to the government, who have made them available free to app and web developers.

The Griffith University interim report on the price reporting trial’s first year of operating shows that motorists who shopped around could have saved over a year:

  • $139 at the Gold Coast and Ipswich.
  • $81 in Rockhampton
  • $66 in Mount Isa
  • $53.80 in Cairns
  • and up to $179 in Brisbane.

For a full list of apps and websites using the data and the report into trial, visit the Fuel Price Reporting website.

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