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 141.9 cents a litre, 26 cents cheaper than the most expensive bowsers.
These are the cheapest stations for Unleaded:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro Petroleum Padstow 69 Davies Rd, Padstow 141.9Apex Petroleum Villawood 896A Woodville Rd, Villawood 144.7Shell Yagoona 740 Hume Highway, Yagoona 144.9Ej Stop N Save 9 Davies Rd, Padstow 144.9Metro Yagoona 585 Hume Highway, Yagoona 144.9
Today’s other average and cheapest fuel prices:
The cheapest is 162.7 cents, while the average is 171.8 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 98 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Apex Petroleum Villawood 896A Woodville Rd, Villawood 162.7Metro Fuel Condell Park 149 Eldridge Rd, Condell Park 164.9Speedway Revesby 106 Milperra Rd, Revesby 164.9Metro Yagoona 585 Hume Highway, Yagoona 164.9Metro Milperra 144 Beaconsfield St, Milperra 164.9
The cheapest is 156.9 cents, while the average is 164.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 95 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro Yagoona 585 Hume Highway, Yagoona 156.9Apex Petroleum Villawood 896A Woodville Rd, Villawood 157.7Caltex Woolworths Bass Hill 862 Hume Highway, Bass Hill 158.77-Eleven Georges Hall Corner Marion St and 48 Surrey Ave, Georges Hall 159.47-Eleven Penshurst 612 Forest Rd, Penshurst 159.7
The cheapest is 149.9 cents, while the average is 156.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Diesel are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Speedway Birrong 1/158 Auburn Rd, Birrong 149.9Speedway Villawood 45 Fairfield St, Villawood 149.9United Bass Hill 924 Hume Highway, Bass Hill 151.7Metro Lansdowne 987 Hume Highway, Lansdowne 151.9Speedway Bankstown 49 Canterbury Rd, Bankstown 151.9Metro Revesby West 10 Milperra Rd, Revesby 151.9
The cheapest is 99.7 cents, while the average is 99.7 cents.
Cheapest stations for LPG are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro Yagoona 585 Hume Highway, Yagoona 99.77-Eleven Yagoona 519 Hume Highway, Yagoona 99.7
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.”