Petrol prices

The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia fell by 2.9¢ to 128.7¢ a litre nationally in the week ending March 5, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s Weekly Petrol Prices report.

The average national weekly metropolitan retail price fell by 3.9¢ to 126.5¢ a litre, with the regional price falling 0.8¢ a litre.

The most expensive fuel in the country was in Tasmania at 142.5¢ a litre, followed by the Northern Territory (140.1¢), NSW/ACT (133.1¢), WA (131.5¢), Queensland (127.7¢), South Australia (125.2¢) and Victoria (122.2¢).

Of the major cities, Melbourne offered the cheapest fuel for the week at 120.8¢ a litre, followed by Brisbane (123.2¢), Adelaide (123.7¢), Perth (130.6¢), Sydney (131.5¢), Canberra (139.6¢), Darwin (139.9¢) and Hobart (143.3¢).

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