RAA Compare Petrol Prices to this Time Last Year


Locals can feel at ease by the RAA stats which has highlighted the average cost to fill a fuel tank has fallen dramatically compared to this time last year.

Due to COVID-19 the region has seen petrol prices drop with some drivers saving up to $50 per tank.

The news comes in good timing for the June long week with the average unleaded petrol price sitting at about. 109.0 here on the Eyre Peninsula

In comparison, this time last year the average petrol price was around 151.8.

RAA fuel expert Mark Borlace says the petrol price fall was flowing through to the cost of driving holidays.

Mr. Borlace said “Filling up at average Adelaide ULP prices this month compared to May last year is saving drivers of a common car like a Holden Commodore more than $50 for a return trip to Port Lincoln,’’ he said.

He said COVID-19 restrictions on airline travel had contributed to large cuts in crude oil prices, which had flowed through to petrol bowsers.

 “That’s why RAA welcomed the government’s introduction of real-time fuel pricing legislation this month because it will give motorists the information they need to find the cheapest prices available to save money.