Petrol price update

The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia decreased 0.8¢ to 133.4¢ a litre nationally in the week ending August 23, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s ‘Weekly Petrol Prices’ report.

The average national weekly metropolitan retail price decreased 0.5¢ to 131.7¢ a litre, with the regional price decreasing 1.5¢ a litre to 136.8¢ a litre.

The most expensive fuel in the country was in Tasmania at 141.8¢ a litre, followed by Queensland (137.6¢), SA (135.9¢), WA (135.6¢), NSW/ACT (135.3¢), the NT (135.2¢) and Victoria (125¢).

Of the major cities, Melbourne offered the cheapest fuel for the week at 123.2¢ a litre, followed by Darwin (133.8¢), Sydney (133.9¢), Perth (134.2¢), Canberra (135.2¢), Brisbane (135.6¢), Adelaide (136.7¢), and Hobart (141.2¢).

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