Relief at the bowser has hit Perth this weekend, with fuel prices dropping to 163.9 cents per litre in some suburbs.

It is set to dip further to 161.9 cpl at some centres on Sunday, but experts say motorists should hold off a couple of days to see even better prices.

On Friday motorists were quick to jump on a deal, with a video showing a line of more than 40 cars at Vibe Morley, where regular unleaded dipped to a 163.9 cpl.

The Federal Government’s cutting of the fuel excise by 22 cents in the Budget handed down on Tuesday is behind a rush at Perth fuel stations.

The cut came as Australian fuel prices pushed above $2 a litre.

The average fuel price for the metropolitan area on Sunday will be 175.3 cpl.

Member-based Costco is cheapest, with the next best to be found at BP Canning Vale at 161.9 cpl, a price motorists have not seen since February.

A FuelWatch spokesman said it is expected the daily average will get even lower until Tuesday as part of the fortnightly price cycle.

“Many outlets are now passing on the excise cut as they re-stock supplies at the cheaper wholesale price,” the spokesman said.

“FuelWatch recommends, if motorists are able to wait, Tuesday will be the best day to fill up to save money, before the fortnightly price hike kicks in on Wednesday.”

Extracted in full from: Perth petrol prices: Huge queues form at Vibe Morley as motorists chase cheap fuel | PerthNow

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