Every day, NewsLocal tracks local fuel prices, so that you know when and where you are paying too much.
The cheapest U91 petrol at 2.15am today, according to Fuel Check, was 199.9 cents a litre, 23 cents cheaper than the most expensive bowsers.
These are the cheapest stations for Unleaded:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro Petroleum Ballina 323 River St, Ballina 199.9Independent Byron Bay 148 Jonson St, Byron Bay 202.9Bangalow General Store 16 Granuaille Rd, Bangalow 203.9Liberty Bangalow 54 Byron St, Bangalow 204.9Bp Wardell 32 Fitzroy St, Wardell 205.9
Today’s other average and cheapest fuel prices:
The cheapest is 219.9 cents, while the average is 224.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 98 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro Petroleum Ballina 323 River St, Ballina 219.9Caltex Woolworths Ballina 44 Pacific Highway (cnr Kerr and Bangalow sts), Ballina 220.9Ampol Byron Bay 1B Butler St, Byron Bay 223.9Liberty Bangalow 54 Byron St, Bangalow 224.9Shell Ballina 273 River St, Ballina 225.9
The cheapest is 212.9 cents, while the average is 217.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 95 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Caltex Woolworths Ballina 44 Pacific Highway (cnr Kerr and Bangalow sts), Ballina 212.9Metro Petroleum Ballina 323 River St, Ballina 214.9Caltex East Ballina 30 Links Ave, East Ballina 215.7Shell Ballina 273 River St, Ballina 217.9Independent Ballina 337 River St, Ballina 217.9
The cheapest is 211.9 cents, while the average is 217.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Diesel are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Bp Ballina Travel Centre 41 Bruxner Highway, West Ballina 211.9Liberty Bangalow 54 Byron St, Bangalow 213.9Shell Big Pineapple West Ballina 482 River St, West Ballina 215.9Shell Lennox Head 44-48 Byron St, Lennox Head 215.9Shell Suffolk Park 207 Broken Head Rd, Suffolk Park 215.9Shell Goonellabah 753 Ballina Rd, Goonellabah 215.9Shell Wollongbar 1185 Bruxner Highway, Wollongbar 215.9
LPG prices are not available.
Cheapest stations for LPG are:
Top stations list for LPG is not available.
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.”