RAA has revealed the cheapest service stations in Adelaide as the resumption of the full fuel excise flows through to the pump.
Petrol prices surged to almost $2 a litre for ULP at several outlets this morning.
Adelaide’s average ULP price last reached $2 a litre on July 9.
This latest spike to 199.9c a litre has created a price gap of around 37c per litre compared to the cheapest prices on the market today.
RAA fuel expert Mark Borlace is urging drivers to cash in on cheaper prices while they are available.
“If you see any prices in the 160 cents per litre range pull in and fill up,’’ he said.
Mr Borlace said the 25c per litre increase in the Federal Fuel Excise will add around $15 to the cost of filling the tank of a typical family sedan.
The excise was temporarily cut in March by the Morrison government in an effort to reduce cost of living pressures.
Mr Borlace is urging motorists to use real-time fuel pricing apps to save money at the pump.
“We surveyed 600 myRAA app users in July last year and found they were saving an average $28.10 a month – or $337.20 a year – by comparing prices charged at various service stations before filling up,’’ he said.
“So, regardless of the fluctuations at the pump due to the price cycle or level of excise being charged, shopping around using our free app will save you money.’’
Mr Borlace said there had been 5.3 million free fuel price checks on the myRAA app since it was launched in March last year, when real-time fuel pricing was made available by the SA government.
“Fuel prices are historically high and there’s no doubt this is putting pressure on household budgets also reeling from rising interest rates and grocery bills,’’ he said.
“So just as you would shop around for lower interest rates and cheaper groceries, so too should you shop around for savings at the pump by using our myRAA app, which is freely available to all motorists.’’
Note to Editors: Below are the 20 cheapest servos based on the average ULP price charged in the past six months. Adelaide’s average ULP price for the same period was 183.6c per litre
|Ampol Foodary Para Hills||168.5c|
|Liberty Clarence Gardens||173.1c|
|Caltex Plympton South||173.4c|
|Ampol St Agnes||174.6c|
|EG Ampol O’Halloran Hill||177.3c|
|United Petroleum Elizabeth South||178.4c|
|OTR O’Halloran Hill||178.4c|
|OTR Elizabeth South||178.4c|
|Southern Cross Fulham Gardens||178.9c|
|Ampol St Marys||178.9c|
|X Convenience Elizabeth South||179.3c|
|X Convenience Gepps Cross||179.4c|