Petrol prices

The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia increased by 0.7¢ to 131.3¢ a litre nationally in the week ending May 7, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s Weekly Petrol Prices report.

The average national weekly metropolitan retail price increased by 0.8¢ to 131.1¢ a litre, with the regional price increasing 0.5¢ to 131.6¢ a litre.

The most expensive fuel in the country was in Tasmania at 139.8¢ a litre, followed by Queensland (136.7¢), the Northern Territory (134¢), South Australia (131.9¢), Victoria (131.4¢), Western Australia (128.5¢) and NSW/ACT (127.9¢).

Of the major cities, Sydney offered the cheapest fuel for the week at 124.7¢ a litre, followed by Perth (127.4¢), Canberra (129.9¢), Darwin (131.6¢), Melbourne (132.4¢), Adelaide (133.4¢), Brisbane (138.6¢) and Hobart (139.9¢).

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