Warwick fuel prices skyrocket
PETROL prices at Warwick servos have surged from being the state’s lowest to some of the highest, a survey has revealed.
Southern Downs residents will be looking enviously at our neighbours in Toowoomba, who have the lowest unleaded prices in Queensland, according to the Orima Research’s study for CommSec.
Out of 100 Australian towns surveyed, Toowoomba sat in a proud 14th position with petrol prices at 125.7 cents per litre.
Scrolling down the list, Brisbane comes in 34th position with 128.4 cents per litre.
Queensland’s average of 129.1 cents per litre was above the national average of 127.6 cents per litre.
Warwick, which was known in recent years for its comparatively low petrol prices, is now lagging at the battle of the pumps with fuel prices coming in at a dismal 132.2 cents per litre.
Research carried out by the Daily News found that just 40 minutes down the road, just before Cunningham’s Gap, prices at Fisher Park Truck Stop were sitting at an incredible 124.9 cents per litre.
Of the towns studied, Bairnsdale in Victoria boasted the lowest national prices at 120.4, whereas the remote town of Port Hedland, WA, charged 154 cents per litre.
Queensland’s most expensive town was Longreach at 137 cents a litre.
The Bligh Government scrapped Queensland’s eight cents per litre fuel subsidy on July 1 last year.