Weekly petrol prices

The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia fell 1.4¢ to 143.8¢ a litre nationally in the week ending May 20, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s ‘Weekly Petrol Prices’ report.

The average national weekly metropolitan retail price fell 2.2¢ to 142¢ a litre, with the regional price up 0.3¢ to 147.5¢ a litre.

The most expensive fuel in the country was in the Northern Territory at 158.4¢ a litre, followed by Tasmania (154¢), WA (147.9¢), Queensland (145.5¢), NSW/ACT (143¢), South Australia (142.6¢), and Victoria (140.9¢).

Of the major cities, Melbourne offered the cheapest fuel for the week at 139.5¢ a litre, followed by Sydney (140.2¢), Adelaide (140.7¢), Brisbane (143.5¢), Perth (146.9¢), Canberra (148.3¢), Darwin (151¢), and Hobart (153.3¢).

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