Communication from Queensland Government:

Fuel price reporting trial – 18 October 2018 email to fuel retailers

“The Queensland Government is commencing a mandatory two-year fuel price reporting trial before the end of this year to give Queensland motorists access to timely and accurate fuel prices.

As part of the trial, all fuel retailers will be required to enter their fuel prices into a reporting system within 30 minutes of a price change at the pump.

These reported prices will then be provided for free to existing and new smartphone apps and websites such as MotorMouth, GasBuddy, PetrolSpy, RACQ and Compare the Market for use by motorists.

We have worked with the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP), Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA), and the RACQ to help develop a model which minimises red tape and keeps costs to a minimum.

As part of this approach, we have engaged Informed Sources to deliver the fuel price reporting software system.

In the coming weeks we will send you more information about how to sign up in the system and fulfil your upcoming fuel price reporting obligations.

Please note – there is no action required from fuel retailers at this time. We look forward to continuing to work with fuel retailers, fuel industry groups including the Motor Trades Association of Queensland and other stakeholders to implement the trial to empower motorists to find the best deal.

In the meantime if you have any questions or would like your communication sent to an alternative email address, please contact fuelprices@dnrme.qld.gov.au

Further information about the Fuel Price Reporting Trial is available at https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/energy/initiatives/fuel-price-reporting