Nick Bielby, 05 January 2016
Maitland had the seventh cheapest average petrol price in the state on Monday, out of 52 regions surveyed, according to new NRMA figures.
The data shows the average cost of regular unleaded fuel in Maitland was 116.8c/l at the beginning of this week, with a price range between 116.3c/l and 117.9c/l.
Maitland was placed several spots ahead of Newcastle, where the average fuel price was 122.2c/l, with a range of 106.9c/l to 160.9c/l.
Wollongong had the state’s cheapest average price for unleaded fuel at 111.5c/l, with a range of 103.4c/l to 137.9c/l.
The most expensive was at Mudgee, where it cost motorists an average of 142.2c/l for regular unleaded petrol.
The latest data proves the mid-December prediction from NRMA president Kyle Loades correct.
Mr Loades had forecast that the average price of fuel in Maitland would slowly fall during the Christmas/new year period in Maitland a time when petrol prices typically rise.
On Monday, the average price of unleaded fuel in Singleton was 126.9c/l, while on the Central Coast it was being sold from as low as 106.9c/l to142.9c/l.
Extracted in full from the Maitland Mercury.