Fuel prices expected to hit an all time high


Drivers are being urged to fill up while they can before fuel prices hit an all time high. Customers are already paying just under $1.72, in some parts of the south east.

Kelseigh Wrigley reports.

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Drivers are once again feeling the pinch at the pump with 75 per cent of retailers in Brisbane having hiked up their prices.

The cost of fuel now ranging between $1.35 to $1.71 point 9.

Emma O’Hara, RACQ: “We have seen a bit of a hike in price, following these recent Saudi drone strikes. It’s really disappointing that local retailers right here in Brisbane have taken advantage of that.”

It could be several weeks before prices go down.

Vox 1: “We look for the cheapest. But if you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’ve just gotta pay what it costs.”

Vox 2: “Bloody ridiculous. Someone is making some money somewhere.”

Consumer groups say it’s time to desert the big retailers and fill up at the cheaper independents.

And it’s not just Brisbane enduring these high prices.

Drivers in Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra are paying even more.

While prices in Brisbane are still on the rise, you can still manage to find a bargain, just by shopping around, like here on the Southside.

Rod Attrill, Compare the Market: “It really pays to compare and just see what prices are because it might be worthwhile just filling up a little bit before getting off into the country.”

Drivers are encouraged to use websites and apps to find the best deal during these price spikes.

Kelseigh Wrigley, QUT News.