Carlie Walker, 15 December 2015

THE Fraser Coast is home to the second cheapest petrol price in Queensland, with unleaded ethanol-based fuel selling for $1.189 a litre at Tiaro’s United Service Station.

Drivers would have to travel more than 1000km to find cheaper fuel in Queensland, with Ayr having the cheapest unleaded fuel in the state at $1.15 a litre.

Unleaded ethanol-based petrol was yesterday selling for $1.169 a litre at Tiaro while the price of diesel fuel was just $1.167 a litre.

RACQ spokeswoman Renee Smith said unleaded prices in parts of the Fraser Coast were currently more than 10 cents a litre cheaper than the average in Brisbane.

The news wasn’t as good in Hervey Bay, where petrol stations were averaging 130 cents a litre.

“While still cheaper than Brisbane at 130 cents per litre, we believe prices in Hervey Bay are 10 cents per litre dearer than what is fair, we’d like Hervey Bay servos to drop prices to down around 119 cents per litre,” Ms Smith said.

KP Singh from Tiaro’s United Service Station said he was seeing a steady flow of customers every day.

“It’s been really busy. We are getting fuel deliveries every day, we’re selling a lot of fuel,” he said.

He said customers had given him a lot of feedback about the competitive price of the fuel in Tiaro.

Bauple’s Tim Salloway said he often came to Tiaro to fuel up because he knew he would get a good fuel price.

“It’s always a decent price,” he said.

Ms Smith urged motorists to shop around before purchasing fuel before travelling during the Christmas period.

“Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are on a price cycle which is in its dearest phase,” Ms Smith said.

“So it will be best to fill up at home if heading south for Christmas.

“Brisbane’s average today is 134 cents per litre for ULP.”

Maryborough fuel prices

Caltex, Adelaide St: UL: $1.199, D: $1.20

BP, Ferry St: UL: $1.259, D: $1.230

Caltex, Alice St: UL: $1.239, D: $1.199

Ned’s, Gympie Rd: UL: $1.229, D: $1.23

Puma, Walker St: UL: $1.199, D: $1.199

Mobil Oil, John St: UL: $1.249, D: $1.209

BP, Salt Water Creek Rd: UL: $1.199, D: $1.199

BP Cambridge St, Granville: UL: $1.199, D: $1.199

Fraser Coast Fuel, Kent St: UL: $1.219, D: $1.199

Puma at Tinana: Discount fuel price $1.159. UL: $1.199 D: $1.199 – prices recorded yesterday

Extracted in full from Fraser Coast Chronicle.