“If we don’t keep our foot on the pedal and keep investing in real-time fuel pricing and keeping the fuel retailers to account, that won’t continue,” she said.
RACT has celebrated its five-year partnership with Tasmania’s largest fuel company United Petroleum by doubling its usual six cent petrol discount for RACT members, offering 12 cents off the pump price at United stations on Monday only (March 29).
United state commercial manager Michael Coles said the discount was a win for consumers.
“It’s a reward for five years of loyalty,” he said.
“It keeps all the other retailers’ margins down and at the end of the day it’s more money in the back pocket of the consumer.”
Ms Pennicott said fuel price reporting has saved Tasmanians about $13.5m in the past six months.
The discount, capped at 150 litres a vehicle, will run from 6am to 9pm.