Letter to the Editor - Wednesday, November 26: Bowser blues
WHILE a contributor last week was surprised at the price differential in fuel between Coffs and other areas, long-suffering locals have been well aware of being ripped off when it comes to petrol pricing over many, many years.
On travelling to Grafton last week, I found that just 40km north of Coffs, petrol was 139 cents per litre, which is around 10 cents below the cheapest price in Coffs and around 15 cents cheaper than the petrol stations south on the highway.
While some petrol prices around the state have dropped around 20 cents in the past few months, these petrol stations have only dropped their prices a miserly 4 cents.
There can only be one reason why there is such a price differential between Coffs Harbour and neighbouring towns and that is greed.
Petrol now represents the single largest weekly cost for most households, but local distributors continue to rip off motorists.
It is time to shame them and as a community demand that they lower their prices in line with places like Grafton.