Motorists heading out of town or even driving in the city during the school holidays face higher fuel prices.
Petrol prices are on the rise in the Central West, with prices in Dubbo averaging 146.19 cents per litre for E10 unleaded over nine service stations on Friday.
The lowest price was 139.7c a litre, with prices as high as 148.4c elsewhere.
It’s not the end of the pain with hikes set to continue in coming weeks.
NRMA spokesperson Saoirse Connolly said prices are likely to go up another one to two cents, due to the change in Mogas, the benchmark for fuel and crude oil prices.
“Petrol prices rise and fall depending on the price of crude oil and the movement in the Australian dollar compared to the US dollar.”
“In regional areas there is no price cycle like in metropolitan areas so prices tend to move in accordance with global factors,” she said.
“Crude oil prices are currently rising due to a number of factors including ongoing cuts in supply by OPEC and non-OPEC producers, world political issues and price speculation due to impending US tariffs.”
According to the NSW Government Fuelcheck website prices at Dubbo service stations on Friday were:
- 139.7c United Petroleum Cnr Fitzroy & Cobra Streets
- 139.7c United Petroleum Cobra St
- 147.9c Caltex Cobra St Cnr Brisbane St
- 147.9c Caltex Woolworths Cnr Mitchell Hwy, Wheelers Lane
- 147.9c BP Dubbo West Whylandra St
- 147.9c Caltex Dubbo Windsor Parade
- 147.9c BP Dubbo Erskine St
- 148.4c Coles Express Cobra St Cnr Fitzroy St
- 148.4c Coles Express Whylandra St & Victoria St
Dubbo motorists were faring worse than other Central West drivers.
In Orange on Friday the average price was 142.7c. Parkes averaged 142.8c and Bathurst 141.5c.
Ms Connolly said the NRMA encourages motorists to do their homework before filling up.
“We encourage motorists to shop around. The gap between the cheapest and most expensive service station can be quite significant.
“Use the NRMA app to find the cheapest fuel at a location closest to you.”