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‘We’re watching you’: Barr vows more scrutiny on petrol outlets
5 months ago

‘We’re watching you’: Barr vows more scrutiny on petrol outlets

Chief Minister Andrew Barr is vowing to keep the spotlight on major petrol retailers, as a new report shows Canberra’s fuel prices have fallen closer into line with those in …
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Fuel subsidies for Canberra’s low-income families flagged as option to help tackle high petrol prices
7 months ago

Fuel subsidies for Canberra’s low-income families flagged as option to help tackle high petrol prices

Providing fuel subsidies for low-income families, quarantining prime real estate for service stations and reviewing rates charges for operators are being examined as possible ways to address Canberra’s high petrol …
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Canberra petrol price inquiry: service stations respond to gouging claims
7 months ago

Canberra petrol price inquiry: service stations respond to gouging claims

Fuel groups have rejected accusations of price gouging, following a damning report from the ACT’s competition watchdog that revealed Canberra’s servos were making nearly twice the net profit of their regional …
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Canberra petrol stations made double the profit of their counterparts across Australia last year
7 months ago

Canberra petrol stations made double the profit of their counterparts across Australia last year

If you suspected that petrol stations in Canberra are ripping you off — you are right.

The numbers have been laid out black and white in a report into fuel …
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Australia’s first public hydrogen refueling station confirmed
7 months ago

Australia’s first public hydrogen refueling station confirmed

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government has announced Australia’s first public hydrogen filling station will open in December 2019.

Implemented to support the ACT government’s 20-strong fleet of Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel-cell …
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Weak competition fuels high retail margins in Canberra servos
7 months ago

Weak competition fuels high retail margins in Canberra servos

Chief Minister Andrew Barr is threatening to intervene in the price of petrol, after the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission found Canberra’s servos are making nearly double the profit of …
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ACT government rules out fuel price monitoring
8 months ago

ACT government rules out fuel price monitoring

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has ruled out his government implementing a public fuel price monitoring scheme or 24-hour lock-in prices in the ACT.

In a letter to a Legislative Assembly …
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Canberra fuel prices: The personal cost of paying more
8 months ago

Canberra fuel prices: The personal cost of paying more

The impact of high fuel prices has been laid bare in responses to an ACT parliamentary committee survey, with residents revealing they have lost their jobs and been left unable to afford …
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How Canberra’s Costco can afford to undercut the competition
8 months ago

How Canberra’s Costco can afford to undercut the competition

It’s the petrol station with prices so low its nearest competitor drops theirs every morning when it opens.

But the head of Costco’s Australian operations says their ability to offer …
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Location, location, location: Canberra’s site part of petrol problem
8 months ago

Location, location, location: Canberra’s site part of petrol problem

Canberra’s inland setting means its residents are missing out on more than the benefits of living by the beach, according to fuel suppliers and retailers who have laid some of …
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