Perth fuel prices: another all-time high means pain at the pump

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THE average price of unleaded petrol is set to jump by about 14 cents per litre (CPL) tomorrow, hitting an all-time high for the second time in a week.

The previous all-time high of 160.7 cents per litre was recorded last Tuesday, with the next-highest price of 160.6 cents per litre recorded on July 25, 2013.

On Tuesday all Coles Express and most Caltex sites are increasing their unleaded petrol (ULP) price to 167.9 CPL (an increase of between 18 and 19 CPL). Most Puma, BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price to 165.9 CPL, most 7-Eleven sites to 161.9 CPL, many United sites to 160.7 CPL, some Vibe sites to 158.6 CPL and some Better Choice sites to 157.7 CPL.

Perth’s weekly petrol price cycle results in prices, on average, being cheapest on Sunday and Monday and at their most expensive on Tuesday and Wednesday.

If you need to fill up tomorrow, use FuelWatch as there are still 30 sites selling below 155 CPL. The difference between the highest and lowest priced sites is 24 CPL, which means you can save up to $14 on a 60 litre tank of fuel.

Monday’s cheapest ULP is available for:

• 143.7 CPL at Puma High Wycombe and United Roleystone in the East;
• 139.7 CPL at Caltex Woolworths Canning Vale in the South; and
• 139.7 CPL at Caltex Woolworths Mirrabooka in the North.

Tuesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:

• 147.9 CPL at FastFuel 24/7 in the East;
• 143.7 CPL at Puma Atwell in the South; and
• 148.1 CPL at Vibe Charles St (North Perth) and Vibe Nollamara in the North.

Drivers can head to the mobile compatible www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au site to find the cheapest fuel in their area.