The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) is naming and shaming the most expensive petrol stations in QLD.
RACQ revealed Coles Express, Caltex and BP had the highest average prices of unleaded fuel in June.
This information was gathered from price data across major retailers in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Bayside and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said: “Coles Express tops the list for having the highest average prices last month, stinging motorists an average 146.8cpl, almost 3cpl more than Caltex, BP and Freedom,” MyGC.com.au reported.
“Both 7-Eleven and Pacific Petroleum weren’t far behind, with average prices of 142.9cpl and 142.7cpl respectively.
“Often these bigger companies have the luxury of being located on major, high traffic roads where desperate drivers pull in and fill up because it’s convenient, even though cheaper fuel could be just around the corner,” Ms Smith said.
“Aggressive discounter, Metro, recently expanded into the State and is giving competitors a run for their money, selling unleaded up to 14cpl less than the most expensive,” she said.
“Surprisingly, supermarket giant Woolworths was perhaps the largest retailer offering prices at the cheaper end of the market.”
MyGC reported Brisbane was entering the peak of the cycle period.
“20.9 percent of retailers in Brisbane are selling at the new high of 165.9cpl – but there’s still cheap fuel available,” Ms Smith said.
“Aim to buy for 128cpl or less.”