Motorists in Perth and Mandurah have been advised to top up their fuel tanks before the price of petrol spikes by 22 cents per litre (cpl) on Wednesday. According to FuelWatch, the average price of fuel will rise to 197.8 cpl, which means drivers will have to pay 34-38 cpl more at Coles Express, Caltex, and Puma. These fuel stations will sell petrol at 209.9 cpl. Vibe, 7-Eleven, Ampol, and BP will sell petrol at 205.7 cpl, 205.9 cpl, 203.9 cpl, and 204.9 cpl, respectively.
However, drivers can still save a significant amount of money by purchasing petrol from stations that offer prices below 174 cpl. The FuelWatch website lists 35 individual sites where petrol is available at a lower price. Motorists can save up to 42 cpl by purchasing fuel from the cheapest petrol station, which can translate to a $25 saving on a 60-litre tank of petrol.
For instance, on Tuesday, petrol is available at 169.9 cpl at BP 2go Bellevue and BP 2go Morrison Road in the East. In the South, petrol is available at 169.9 cpl at BP 2go Armadale, BP Canning Vale, BP Canning Vale OPT, BP Connect Kwinana Hub, BP Connect Myaree, BP Huntingdale, BP Naval Base, BP Thornlie, and BP Welshpool. In the North, petrol is available at 169.9 cpl at BP Connect Wellington Rd, BP Ellenbrook, and BP Jindalee.
On Wednesday, the cheapest petrol is available at Atlas Fuel Forrestfield and FastFuel 24/7 in the East, where petrol costs 171.9 cpl. In the South, the cheapest petrol is available at Liberty Naval Base, where petrol costs 167.9 cpl. In the North, petrol is available at Burk Alkimos, where petrol costs 168.3 cpl.
Drivers can check the FuelWatch website to find the petrol station that offers the lowest price. The prices for Tuesday and Wednesday will be available on the FuelWatch website after 2:30 pm. Although the prices of petrol are expected to rise on Wednesday, motorists can still save money by purchasing fuel from the cheapest petrol station.