Lach Thompson, 13 January 2016

THE Puma Service Station, on Anzac Ave in Mango Hill, is presently selling fuel at the lowest price in Brisbane, according to the website Motormouth.com.au.

With unleaded petrol at 109.7 cents a litre the station is about 10 cents cheaper than its competitors in nearby Kallangur and on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

However, just down the road the Caltex Woolworths, which is also located on Anzac Ave in Mango Hill, is selling its petrol at 110.7 cents a litre.

The reasons behind the low prices have everything to do with Costco being just down the road, in North Lakes.

“Costco coming into this market has driven prices down right across the area,” John Hamon who owns the Puma Station said.

Mr Hamon said for every cent he is off the pace he notices a 10 per cent drop in the number of people using the bowsers — meaning price is king with fuel buyers.

The executive manager of public policy at RACQ, Michael Roth said it was now common for Mango Hill to enjoy the lowest fuel price in Brisbane and like Mr Hamon he attributed the change to Costco.

“Costco have a different model where they charge people to join and then sell their fuel very close to cost price,” Mr Roth said.

“That means the nearby stations have to compete on price but I wouldn’t recommend driving too far to save money.”

On a 60 litre tank of fuel a price difference of 10 cents a litre saves the motorist $6.

Extracted in full from the Courier Mail.

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