Brisbane motorists are paying some of the highest petrol prices in the country – with prices up almost 14 cents per litre more in 2018 compared to the previous year.
They also paid 3¢ a litre more than motorists in any other capital city, according to a 12-month review by the RACQ.
RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said prices soared last year.
“We saw Brisbane ULP prices soar last year, and that’s largely attributed to an increase in the global price of oil, but there’s simply no good reason for drivers here to be paying more for fuel than those in the other major capital cities.
“Unfortunately, in October, we also saw the highest ever price recorded in the River City of 169cpl.”
“Diesel drivers in Brisbane also felt the hip pocket pain, with an average of 150.2cpl, a whopping 20.6cpl higher than in 2017. Diesel prices hit the highest daily average recorded in 10 years in October at 165.9cpl.”