Petrol prices

The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia increased by 0.4¢ to 111.6¢ a litre nationally in the week ending August 21, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s ‘Weekly Petrol Prices’ report.

The average national weekly metropolitan retail price increased 1.2¢ to 109.8¢ a litre, with the regional price decreasing 1.1¢ to 115.3¢ a litre.

The most expensive fuel in the country was in Tasmania at 121.2¢ a litre, followed by SA (117¢), the NT (115.7¢), WA (113.4¢), NSW/ACT (113), Queensland (110.3¢), and Victoria (107.2¢).

Of the major cities, Melbourne offered the cheapest fuel for the week at 104.6¢ a litre, followed by Brisbane (105.9¢), Perth (111¢), Sydney (112.7¢), Darwin (115.3¢), Canberra (118.8¢), Adelaide (119.2¢), and Hobart (120.8¢).

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