Every day, NewsLocal tracks local fuel prices, so that you know when and where you are paying too much.
The cheapest U91 petrol at 1.15am today, according to Fuel Check, was 144.5 cents a litre, 37 cents cheaper than the most expensive bowsers.
These are the cheapest stations for Unleaded:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Speedway Granville 348 Blaxcell St, Granville 144.5Powerfuel 101 Blaxcell St, Granville 144.5Metro Guildford 2 Rawson Rd, Guildford 144.5Metro Mt Pritchard 472 Cabramatta Rd, Mount Pritchard 144.5Speedway Cabramatta 267 John St, Cabramatta West 144.5
Today’s other average and cheapest fuel prices:
The cheapest is 162.7 cents, while the average is 172.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 98 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Apex Petroleum Villawood 896A Woodville Rd, Villawood 162.7Costco Casula (Members Only) 20 Parkersfarm Place, Casula 162.7Metro Guildford 2 Rawson Rd, Guildford 164.5Powerfuel 60 Hill Rd, Lurnea 164.9Ampol Kemps Creek 1163-1167 Mamre Rd, Kemps Creek 165.9
The cheapest is 155.5 cents, while the average is 165.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 95 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Powerfuel 101 Blaxcell St, Granville 155.5Apw 449 Great Western Highway, Wentworthville 157.5Apex Petroleum Villawood 896A Woodville Rd, Villawood 157.7Metro Bonnyrigg 709 Cabramatta Rd, Bonnyrigg 158.5Speedway Mt Pritchard 348 Elizabeth Drive, Mount Pritchard 158.5
The cheapest is 144.5 cents, while the average is 149.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Diesel are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Speedway Granville 348 Blaxcell St, Granville 144.5Powerfuel 101 Blaxcell St, Granville 144.5Speedway South Granville 171 Clyde St, South Granville 145.5Powerfuel 60 Hill Rd, Lurnea 145.9Budget Hoxton Park 358 Hoxton Park Rd, Hoxton Park 146.9
The cheapest is 103.9 cents, while the average is 104.4 cents.
Cheapest stations for LPG are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Caltex Woolworths Merrylands 185 Pitt St, Merrylands 103.9Bp Hoxton Park Lot 1 Cowpasture Rd, Hoxton Park 104.9
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.”