26 September 2023

Fuel price service to stay on the road

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The Department of Energy and Public Works says the success of a two-year trial means Queenslanders will now have permanent access to real-time fuel price reporting.

The Department said the trial of the program resulted in $9.8 million in savings to consumers at the bowser.

Minister for Energy, Mick de Brenni said the Government would now introduce permanent fuel price reporting as part of its economic recovery plan.

“At the touch of a button drivers can download an app to search for the cheapest fuel from the State’s over 1,550 servos reporting their prices, and it’s here to stay,” Mr de Brenni said.

“Under the mandatory laws, these servos publish their fuel prices within 30 minutes, so drivers can be confident of the best deal by comparing prices through a number of apps.”

Mr de Brenni said every cent mattered, particularly at this time of year.

“In time for the Christmas break, we’re giving families certainty that wherever in Queensland they are planning to go this summer, they can hit the road knowing the best place to fill up,” he said.

Mr de Brenni said the Government had trialled the program initially so that it could be sure there was a net gain for Queenslanders.

“Trialling this program for two years has allowed us to get this program right,” he said.

“An independent report by Griffith University has confirmed this has saved motorists millions, so it’s here to stay,” he said.

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