Petrol prices

The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia increased by 6¢ to 134.3¢ a litre nationally in the week ending January 15, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s ‘Weekly Petrol Prices’ report.

The average national weekly metropolitan retail price increased 5.2¢ to 133.8¢ a litre, with the regional price increasing 7.9¢ to 135.5¢ a litre.

The most expensive fuel in the country was in Tasmania at 143¢ a litre, followed by NSW/ACT (139¢), SA (138.7¢), the NT (135.9), WA (135.4¢), Queensland (131.7¢), and Victoria (127.8¢).

Of the major cities, Brisbane offered the cheapest fuel for the week at 127.9¢ a litre, followed by Melbourne (128.2¢), Perth (135.5¢), Darwin (136.5¢), Sydney (139¢), Adelaide (141.9¢) Hobart (142.7¢), and Canberra (143¢).

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