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South-East QLD accused of cheating customers

Petrol prices across south-east QLD have reached a four-year high, according to the ABC.

Motoring group Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) has accused service stations of gouging customers.

Petrol has reportedly reached its highest price in Brisbane, since July 2014, to $1.62 per litre.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said: “We haven’t seen a peak over $1.60 in four years, so this really is going to hurt drivers”.

“We are seeing indicative retail margins of about 23 cents per litre,” she said.

“Global oil prices have been fluctuating over recent months and we have seen an increase in recent days in those prices so that is some way to understanding what’s happening here.

“But we also have service stations that are actually taking it to the next level and charging exorbitant prices, so that is really disappointing for Brisbane drivers.”

 

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