Queenslanders can now expect fair pricing.
Queenslanders can now expect fair pricing. Kirstin Payne

Expect to see some changes to fuel prices

QUEENSLAND motorists can now expect honest prices to be displayed on fuel boards.

Fuel stations are banned from promoting prices requiring discounted tickets to be advertised.

The new legislation passed by the Queensland Government in July 2017 has come into full effect from the end of January.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said the change will save motorists confusion.

"Retailers had tried to lure drivers in with a low price on the board, then often hit them with a higher one at the bowser," Mr Turner said.

Kingaroy resident Kylie Livingstone said its a good change with the stations being straight up and honest.

"It's definitely fairer to show the prices as they should be, I guess it's been unfortunate it's taken that long to change it,” Ms Livingstone said.

A spokesperson for Lowes petroleum, which has a depot in Wondai, said the company would continue to work with governments to meet any legislative requirements in the fuel retail business.

Kingaroy's average January unleaded fuel prices experienced a six cent rise in costs from last year.

Although average regional fuel prices have recently increased, some regional prices are currently lower than city costs.

Kingaroy's current average ULP price is five cents cheaper than Brisbane North's average fuel prices, according to the RACQ fair fuel pricing.

South Burnett resident Corey Smith said the comparative country fuel prices had introduced a different ball game.

"What I can't understand is why is the fuel cheaper in the country than the city?” Mr Smith said.

"It's good to see the country is getting better prices."

For some consumers the change means one less thing to worry about.

Motorists can check the Fair Fuel Prices at www.racq.com.au.

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