Perth fuel prices: Fuel to skyrocket to almost $2 per litre from tomorrow in Perth and Mandurah regions

Brianna DuganThe West Australian
Motorists queue for long periods to cash-in on cheaper fuel.
Camera IconMotorists queue for long periods to cash-in on cheaper fuel. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

Perth drivers are being warned to fill up their cars today with fuel prices set to sky rocket tomorrow.

FuelWatch forecasts fuel prices in Perth and Mandurah will stay at record highs for two weeks.

The average price of unleaded petrol will increase by 26 cents per litre to a 178.1¢/litre with Coles Express hiking up their prices by 39 cents per litre reaching a whopping 190.9¢/litre.

Other petrol stations jacking up their prices from tomorrow include BP reaching 1.89¢/litre Vibe reaching 187.7¢/litre, Caltex/Ampol and Caltex Woolworths reaching 183.9¢/litre, Puma reaching 183.7¢/litre and 7-Eleven reaching 179.9¢/litre.

But you can still get a comparative bargain if you're willing to look for it.

In a statement FuelWatch said “despite the average hike tomorrow, there are still 46 individual sites offering prices below 154¢/litre”.

Consumers should check the FuelWatch website to find the cheapest prices.

It could mean the difference of $26 on a 60L tank.

Tomorrow’s cheapest petrol includes 149.5¢/litre at Shell in High Wycombe, 147.9¢/litre at Liberty in Banskia Grove, and 146.7¢/litre at Costco’s petrol station near Perth Airport.

While Tuesday has long been the cheapest day to fill up in Perth and Mandurah, the fuel cycle has recently flipped to a fortnightly cycle, meaning "cheap Tuesdays" are now only once every two weeks.

“This latest change in the cycle will make it more difficult for Perth motorists to find cheaper petrol if they fill up every week,” FuelWatch manager Ben Derecki said last week.

“For those who fill up fortnightly, it may be possible to time those visits to the petrol station to coincide with the bottom of the price cycle every second Tuesday, but that task is more difficult for those who need to fill up more regularly,” he said.

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