Top 10 cheapest fuel sites in 2019

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THE cheapest fuel sites for 2019 have been unveiled this morning, with nine out of 10 locations being independent retailers.

FuelWatch data reveals that for the second year running, the cheapest site in the Perth metropolitan area was FastFuel 24/7 in Forrestfield with an average ULP price of 130.2 cents per litre.

United in Bassendean is second on the list with 130.5 cpl and Caltex Woolworths in South Lake is third with 131.2 cpl.

FastFuel 24/7 was also the cheapest metro diesel retailer for the second year in a row, selling for an annual average of 137.1 cpl.

Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard.

Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said FuelWatch estimated that by buying petrol at the cheapest site each time, motorists could save up to $870 a year if they fill up every week.

“The weekly petrol cycle is still in operation which means that you should try to fill up on Sundays or Mondays when, on average, prices are the lowest and avoid Tuesdays and Wednesdays when, on average, prices are the highest,” he said.

The average price for ULP for 2019 was 140.2 cpl, slightly lower than the previous year but much higher than the 2015-2017 figures.

Mr Hillyard said despite the data, motorists still shouldn’t be loyal to any particular brand or site.

“Brand or site loyalty could mean you’re paying too much as prices can fluctuate from suburb to suburb and from day to day,” he said.

“For example, there are four United sites in the cheapest top ten list, yet another United site appears in our table of top ten most expensive so, rather than shopping by brand alone, we recommend always checking with FuelWatch to get the best price in your area.”

Visits to the smartphone-friendly FuelWatch website averaged more than a million per month in 2019 with WA motorists using the service to determine where they fill up and to save money.

Fuel price information is available at www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au and, after 2.30pm each day, motorists can compare both today’s and tomorrow’s prices.

Email alerts can also be sent out daily or motorists can call 1300 30 40 54.

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