Andrew Backhouse, 11 January 2016

A TOOWOOMBA man is on a one-man mission to put competition back into the fuel market.

Cameron Zell has started community social media page Toowoomba’s Cheapest Fuel Prices.

The concept is for residents to post service stations that have the cheapest prices so that others know where to fill up.

Mr Zell said came up with the idea after years of frustration at seeing high Toowoomba petrol prices.

“I’m an average bloke that is always getting annoyed at how oil prices go down, but the fuel prices in Toowoomba don’t,” he said.

“When people in Brisbane were paying around $1 a litre last year, we were still paying upwards of $1.30 and it took the ACCC to make threats before prices dropped.

“I don’t want to have to wait for the ACCC to step in again.”

Mr Zell said people in Toowoomba should be paying less for fuel.

“Everyone in Toowoomba will benefit from increased competition including the service stations themselves.”

He’s hoping that as the page gains traction that more people will report prices, giving everyone the best chance to save money at the pump.

“I just want to see fair prices and fair game in Toowoomba,” he said.

“It would be good to see more independent servos in Toowoomba or even a Costco to help force prices down.

“We all deserve to pay the right price for fuel, not the constantly over-inflated prices we currently do.”

Check out the page here.

Extracted in full from The Chronicle.