One of Canberra’s cheapest service stations will be closed to drivers for a month as construction begins on an expansion.

Costco’s service station at Majura Park will be closed from Monday until mid-June as it begins work to include six more fuel pumps.

The closure comes as fuel prices across Canberra have plummeted with the Majura Park outlet selling unleaded for as low as 87 cents per litre.

Costco’s managing director Patrick Noone said an expansion of the service station was essential.

“We’ve seen a great increase in demand for our fuel station offerings,” Mr Noone said.

“We’re expanding our Costco Canberra fuel station so we can better serve our members and save them time every time they fill up.”

It’s hoped the additional pumps will reduce congestion at the service station, which regularly has long queues during peak periods.

Despite the service station closure, the Costco store will still remain open to customers.

Construction fencing and equipment has been seen near the service station in recent days as preparations begin for the temporary closure.

Head of property at Canberra Airport and Majura Park, Richard Snow, said the upgrade allowed for drivers to fill up more quickly.

“Majura Park is known for having the most affordable petrol in Canberra and this expansion will help us continue that legacy,” Mr Snow said.

“We’re excited to see this upgrade completed and welcome even more people to Majura Park to enjoy all that the precinct has to offer for fuel and groceries, retail stores and more.”

Other nearby service stations at Majura Park and Canberra Airport will remain open.

Petrol prices across Canberra have fallen to below $1 a litre after a downturn in global oil prices.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr last week issued an ultimatum to Canberra service stations to lower fuel prices to below $1 a litre or interventions to formally set prices would be made under the fair trading act.

Extracted from Courier Mail

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