Interest rates aren’t the only thing going up.

Perth motorists are being urged to fill up on Tuesday, with petrol prices set to skyrocket again.

On Wednesday the average price of unleaded petrol will increase by 26 cents per litre (cpl) to 188.9 cpl, with some locations set to be over $2 per litre.

Tuesday’s cheapest ULP is available for:

  • 157.9 cpl at Coles Express Forrestfield, Coles Express Middle Swan and Coles Express Upper Swan Roadhouse in the East;
  • 156.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 157.9 cpl at Coles Express Armadale, Coles Express Beeliar, Coles Express Brookdale, Coles Express Kwinana Beach, Coles Express Langford, Coles Express Myaree, Coles Express Palmyra, Coles Express Southern River, Coles Express Waikiki and Coles Express Westfield in the South; and
  • 157.1 cpl at United Osborne Park in the North.

Wednesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:

  • 161.5 cpl at Shell High Wycombe in the East;
  • 156.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 158.3 cpl at United Southern River in the South; and
  • 157.1 cpl at United Osborne Park in the North.

It will be unwelcome news for those already feeling the pressure on living costs.

But with the cost of essential goods increasing and the Reserve Bank of Australia raising the cash rate on Tuesday for the first time in more than a decade, Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed there will some hip-pocket relief on the horizon.

“Obviously we have managed the finances in a way that has delivered surpluses and will continue to deliver surpluses, the only government in Australia doing so,” he told reporters.

“That gives us additional capacity to provide support for families across the State as we have in past budgets.

“We’ll hand it down when it’s due but cost of living is obviously one of our major focuses.”

Extracted in full from: Perth fuel: Motorists urged to fill up as petrol prices to skyrocket on Wednesday | PerthNow

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