The state government plans to introduce a code that will remove discounted fuel prices from advertising boards at petrol stations.

Under the rules, a fuel retailer can display information on a fuel price board about discounts and special offers only if the fuel prices displayed on the board are the standard retail prices.

Government spokesman Guy Barnett said motorists needed clear information on prices so they could decide where to buy their fuel.

The rules would complement the GasBuddy mobile app which showed real-time fuel prices at Tasmanian locations based on user entries.

According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the average price for petrol in Tasmania remained around 136 cents per litre over June.

This was far above the national average of 122 cents per litre.

Extracted from The Advocate.