1 October 2015

THE rising price of fuel has disgusted a Hervey Bay man so much he has launched a petition calling on the federal government to take action.

Schuback Trucking owner Peter Schuback has launched the petition via online activist website change.org.

“Oil is now at forty three dollars a barrel US and the Australian dollar is around 70 cents against the USD, last time oil was at this price and the dollar was around this price you were paying around 69 cents per litre so why are you paying over one dollar forty cents per litre,” the petition reads.

Mr Schuback said he felt the cost of petrol had become prohibitive for many industries and hoped people power would force a change.

“The transport industry is struggling,” he said.

“I have been in the industry for 50 years and I have never seen it this bad.”

How is the rising price of fuel hurting your hip pocket? Have your say in the comments section below.

Extracted in full from the Fraser Coast Chronicle.