Every day, NewsLocal tracks local fuel prices, so that you know when and where you are paying too much.
The cheapest U91 petrol at 7.15am today, according to Fuel Check, was 187.5 cents a litre, 28 cents cheaper than the most expensive bowsers.
These are the cheapest stations for Unleaded:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Pearl Energy Belmont 494 Pacific Highway, Belmont 187.5Metro Petroleum Belmont Shop 2 507 Pacific Highway, Belmont 187.5Puma Thornton 2 Weakleys Drive, Thornton 187.97-Eleven Thornton 1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton 187.9United Beresfield 261 Anderson Drive, Beresfield 187.9
Today’s other average and cheapest fuel prices:
The cheapest is 196.7 cents, while the average is 228.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 98 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Costco Lake Macquarie (Members Only) 1 Cressy Rd, Boolaroo 196.7Caltex Woolworths Belmont 397 Pacific Highway, Belmont 207.5Pearl Energy Belmont 494 Pacific Highway, Belmont 207.5Metro Petroleum Belmont Shop 2 507 Pacific Highway, Belmont 207.57-Eleven Thornton 1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton 207.9
The cheapest is 199.5 cents, while the average is 222.8 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 95 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Pearl Energy Belmont 494 Pacific Highway, Belmont 199.57-Eleven Thornton 1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton 199.9Metro Petroleum Morisset Park 5 Macquarie Rd, Morisset Park 199.9Caltex Woolworths Belmont 397 Pacific Highway, Belmont 200.5Metro Petroleum Tarro 107 Anderson Drive, Tarro 202.9
The cheapest is 198.9 cents, while the average is 207.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Diesel are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro Weston 191-193 Cessnock Rd, Weston 198.9United Petroleum North Richmond 81-87 Bells Line Of Rd, North Richmond 199.9United Petroleum Wyoming 459 Pacific Highway, Wyoming 199.9Metro Kurmond And Newsagency 583 Bells Line Of Rd, Kurmond 199.9Nightowl Shell Berkeley Vale 1A Tumbi Creek Rd, Berkeley Vale 199.9
The cheapest is 113.9 cents, while the average is 160.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for LPG are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro North Wyong 6B 1-10 Amy Close, Wyong 113.9Bp Charmhaven 210, Pacific Highway, Charmhaven 207.9
Why you should shop around:
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says petrol price cycles bear little relation to the wholesale price of fuel.
“The cheapest and most expensive days to buy petrol can change from cycle to cycle,” it says, recommending motorists “use price cycles to help you decide when to buy petrol”.
What service stations must do:
Service station operators must ensure the price of fuel in FuelCheck matches the standard price of the fuel at their service station at all times.
NSW Fair Trading says consumers who notice a price difference are “encouraged to raise this with the service station operator”.
“Consumers are able to lodge a complaint with NSW Fair Trading directly via FuelCheck regarding instances of fuel price mismatch,” it says.
“Fair Trading will review each complaint and depending on the circumstances the service station may be fined for non-compliance. Penalty notices of $550 can be issued for each offence.”