Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

Petrol prices are set to come down for the upcoming long weekend.
Petrol prices are set to come down for the upcoming long weekend. Photo: Louise Kennerley

There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

Pump prices were close to their weekly peak over the Easter long weekend, with prices in the mid to high $1.50s, RACQ spokesman Joe Fitzgerald said.

‘‘The good news is that this long weekend there should be plenty of fuel available for under $1.50 per litre,’’ he said.

Fuel prices are on a downward trend after Easter highs.
Fuel prices are on a downward trend after Easter highs. 

South East Queensland’s price cycle means variances of 18 to 20 cents per litre between the peak and bottom periods, according to Mr Fitzgerald.

‘‘It makes it all the more important that motorists know what a good price is at any given time to be able to save money week in week out,’’ he said.

The fair fuel price in Brisbane was about $1.52 per litre on Thursday, according to RACQ.

With prices expected to fall further over the long weekend, however, the motoring body advised drivers to wait before filling the tank.

The cheapest petrol in the greater Brisbane area on Thursday could be found for $1.45 per litre at Caltex and Coles Express service stations in Goodna.

Fuel was selling for $1.46 per litre at the Caltex station on Wynnum Road, Colmslie and $1.47 per litre at Matilda in Norman Park and Freedom Fuels in Seven Hills.

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