Ian Walker, 07 December 2015

CHRISTMAS has come early for Western Sydney motorists with petrol dropping below one dollar a litre.

But if you are in Sydney’s east you can forget finding it for less than a gold coin with some servos jacking prices up over 50 per cent more.

A survey of service stations across the city by The Daily Telegraph overnight found E10 for $0.939 at the Metro Petroleum on Orange Grove Rd in Liverpool.

Throughout the west the average cost at the bowser was about $1.10 but it was a different story on the other side of town.

The BP on New South Head Rd at Edgecliff was charging $1.499 per litre for E10 this morning, nearly 60 per cent more than in Liverpool.

Being the last spot to fill up before the city and the cross-city tunnel it can be hard to avoid, but venture a little further and the average price of petrol through the east was about $1.25 a litre.

Known as Sydney’s most expensive petrol station, it was fined last year for having an illegal price board which did not show the prices clearly enough for approaching drivers.

Fuel price tracking websites MotorMouth and NRMA both had Metro Petroleum at Narwee as the cheapest for E10 at $1.039 per litre as of yesterday. They are yet to update their prices for today.

The NRMA’s latest weekly fuel report for Sydney states E10 prices should have ‘a low point of 112 cents per litre and a high point of 132 cents per litre’.

Extracted in full from the Daily Telegraph.