It's reason to smile, Coffs Harbour last week saw the biggest fall in unleaded fuel prices recorded in NSW by the NRMA.
It's reason to smile, Coffs Harbour last week saw the biggest fall in unleaded fuel prices recorded in NSW by the NRMA. Rob Wright

Driving down the price of petrol

MOTORISTS who filled up at Coffs Harbour service stations last week should have noticed the largest reduction in fuel prices recorded anywhere in NSW, according to the NRMA.

Persistent pressure from the motoring body, along with coverage from the Coffs Coast Advocate, forced fuel companies to offer us a reprieve at the bowsers.

"Coffs Harbour had the biggest drop in prices during the week, falling more than 10 cents per litre," NRMA Senior Economic Adviser Wal Setkiewicz said.

That was a huge improvement, after the NRMA found Coffs Harbour held the second highest average unleaded price of 52 NSW locations over the proceeding six week period.

After highlighting the city's unenviable standing in the NRMA fuel standings last month, we're pleased to report Coffs Harbour, for the week ending on Sunday, carried an average unleaded price of 142.9 cents/litre.

For the second week running the city remained mid-placed, (28th) in the regional rankings for cheap fuel.

Sydney recorded the cheapest average price of 120.8/litre, followed by Tweed Heads South at 126.9/litre.

Grafton was the big mover for the week after it rose 22 positions up the list with an average unleaded price of 141.5/litre.

Mr Setkiewicz said NSW was in the middle of a fuel cycle which should see prices fall this week.

"All towns monitored in the Bowser Buster are under $1.50 per litre and should continue to fall," he said.



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