Fuel prices have dropped to a point not seen in most parts of the country for over a month, but one state has already started to buck the trend.

We’ve seen the national average price for unleaded petrol drop every day for the past two-and-a-half weeks, with 95RON now at $2.11, a level not seen since Jun-15 (39 days ago).

Most states are showing their lowest prices in about five weeks, with Tasmania and Western Australia back to prices not seen since May.

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Price today (95RON)$2.06$2.09$2.15$2.08$2.11$2.09$2.30$1.99
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However, one state is already starting to turn the figures around, with South Australia’s lowest average price of $2.01 reported four days ago, today’s $2.08 already signifying a 3.4 per cent increase.

South Australian prices are currently the third lowest in the country, but less than three weeks ago they were the second highest, illustrating the volatility and range in prices between states.

In fact, the range between the highest (ACT) and lowest (WA) prices for 95RON unleaded is the widest ($0.32) since March, when our daily reporting commenced.

Historically, rises in SA prices are matched by other states, meaning that if you can see a sharply priced bowser today you should probably fill up while you can.

As previously noted, 95RON tends to be around $0.16 per litre more expensive than 91RON unleaded, so most states should be showing pump prices well under the $2 per litre mark.

Note too, that even if a cheaper service station is a little bit of a drive away, it may be worth your while.

As covered here, this widget will show you just how far you can go for a thriftier tank.

Extracted in full from: Petrol prices at lowest point in over a month, but if one trend is followed, you better fill up now. – Drive

 

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