Want a fairer fuel price? New service reduces guesswork
WHETHER it's record-breaking prices, a weakening Aussie dollar or controversial shopper docket promotions, fuel prices are a constant concern for many Queensland motorists.
While the unpredictable price cycle in the south-east means locals are never quite sure whether they're getting ripped off, regional motorists faced with consistently high prices have no doubt.
So, in response to the recent record prices and shopper docket controversies, RACQ has released a new weapon in the battle against high fuel prices.
To help manage fuel costs and save money, RACQ has developed the Fair Fuel Price service, which informs motorists about how much they should be paying at bowsers throughout the south-east and more than 30 regional centres.
The service calculates a fair price based on wholesale prices, reasonable costs and margins individually assessed for each town and city.
It even takes into account the notorious south-east Queensland price cycle, where average prices can increase 15 cents per litre in the space of a day.
It helps take the guesswork out of filling up and, over time, can make a real difference to your budget.
The service was fast-tracked after RACQ recently called on the ACCC to investigate fuel retailers for market manipulation through shopper docket incentives.
Fair prices should be available to all consumers regardless of where they choose to buy their groceries, so this is really a great opportunity for motorists to fight back and save money.
For more information on RACQ's Fair Fuel Price, visit www.racq.com/fuelprices.