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Festive fuel prices set to save locals at the bowser

Woman by car with fuel pump

 
Drivers across regional Queensland should be spared from any major petrol price increases over the festive period, according to the State’s peak motoring body.
 
RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith says the average cost of regular unleaded petrol was expected to hold steady as families hit the road for the holidays.
 
“While regional fuel prices are still expensive compared with this time last year, thankfully they’ve fallen since record highs last month," Ms Smith says. 
 
"Average ULP prices are now sitting between 156 cents per litre and 164cpl in the major regional centres."
 
Currently in Rockhampton the average price of unleaded is 164cpl while in Gladstone it is 161.2cpl. 
 
Regional areas recorded record highs for fuel last month, with prices in Rockhampton hitting 165.8.9cpl on the 12th of November and 166.3cpl in Gladstone on the 10th of November.
 
Ms Smith says global factors were responsible for pushing petrol prices up this high. 
 
“Ongoing issues with international supply and demand for fuel, spurred on by the pandemic, have driven up oil prices, which we in turn feel at the bowser,” she says.
 
“But, no matter where you live or where you’re travelling to, using apps like RACQ’s Fair Fuel Finder is the best way to track down the cheapest fuel prices in your area.”