Coffs to avoid petrol price hike: NRMA

COFFS Coast motorists are not expected to feel the same pinch of rising petrol prices as their Sydney counterparts this week, with the region enjoying a more consistent pricing cycle than those in metropolitan areas.

Sydney prices are tipped to reach $1.50 as early as Friday according to a report from market researcher CommSec, after being less than $1.10 earlier this year.

An NRMA spokesman said he was confident Coffs Harbour's petrol prices wouldn't fluctuate as significantly.

"The increase in Sydney is largely driven by the metropolitan price cycle which is due to hit on Friday," he said.

The rise has also been driven by a surge in Singapore refinery gasoline prices, which affects Australian prices.

The spokesman said this week's average petrol price in Coffs Harbour - $1.38 per litre - was "comfortable".

Woolgoolga however remains the state's forth most expensive location to fill up, according to MotorMouth data, with motorists forking out an average $1.46 per litre this week.

The NRMA spokesman urged petrol companies to pass on savings at the bowser and for shoppers to choose carefully when filling up.



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