A spike in regional petrol prices has ramped up calls for the South Australian government to deliver on promised real-time petrol price information.
SA’s Royal Automobile Association (RAA) says prices have soared this week by up to 28 cents a litre in many of the state’s largest regional centres.
But spokesman Mark Borlace said motorists could save hundreds of dollars a year if the government provided real-time pricing information.
“The NSW, Queensland and Northern Territory governments already require service stations to provide real-time fuel prices, which are published on websites and used in apps,” Mr Borlace said.
“SA motorists deserve the same accurate information.
“On Friday, the highest unleaded petrol price was 163.9 cents a litre in Whyalla.This is compared to the city’s average price of 135.3 cents.
Mr Borlace said RAA was disappointed the government has not yet delivered on its commitment but was encouraged that investigations into real-time fuel pricing were continuing.
Extracted from 9News