Every day, NewsLocal tracks local fuel prices, so that you know when and where you are paying too much.
The cheapest U91 petrol at 7.15pm today, according to Fuel Check, was 140.9 cents a litre, 34 cents cheaper than the most expensive bowsers.
These are the cheapest stations for Unleaded:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Ej Stop N Save 9 Davies Rd, Padstow 140.9Metro Petroleum Padstow 69 Davies Rd, Padstow 140.9Independent Marrickville 73-81 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville 144.9Metro Yagoona 585 Hume Highway, Yagoona 144.9Caltex Woolworths Bass Hill 862 Hume Highway, Bass Hill 145.5Shell Yagoona 740 Hume Highway, Yagoona 145.57-Eleven Yagoona 519 Hume Highway, Yagoona 145.5
Today’s other average and cheapest fuel prices:
The cheapest is 164.9 cents, while the average is 172.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 98 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro Fuel Condell Park 149 Eldridge Rd, Condell Park 164.9Speedway Revesby 106 Milperra Rd, Revesby 164.9Metro Tempe 531 Princes Highway, Tempe 164.9Metro Yagoona 585 Hume Highway, Yagoona 164.9Metro Milperra 144 Beaconsfield St, Milperra 164.9Metro Revesby West 10 Milperra Rd, Revesby 164.9
The cheapest is 156.7 cents, while the average is 167.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Premium 95 are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Metro Marrickville 103 Sydemham Rd, Marrickville 156.7Metro Yagoona 585 Hume Highway, Yagoona 156.9Caltex Woolworths Bass Hill 862 Hume Highway, Bass Hill 158.5Budget Earlwood 200 Homer St, Earlwood 158.57-Eleven Georges Hall Corner Marion St and 48 Surrey Ave, Georges Hall 158.9
The cheapest is 156.9 cents, while the average is 168.9 cents.
Cheapest stations for Diesel are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Coles Express Bass Hill 884-888 Hume Highway (cnr Strickland St), Bass Hill 156.9Payless Fuel Sydenham 31-35 Unwins Bridge, Sydenham 159.9Coles Express Strathfield South 630-634 Liverpool Rd, Strathfield South 162.9Coles Express Padstow 19 Davies Rd, Padstow 162.9Coles Express Yagoona 112 Rookwood (cnr Brunker) Rds, Yagoona 164.9
The cheapest is 99.7 cents, while the average is 99.7 cents.
Cheapest stations for LPG are:
StationPrice(cents per litre)Caltex Woolworths Bass Hill 862 Hume Highway, Bass Hill 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.”