ACCC's fuel monitoring role
While the ACCC does not set fuel prices, we do monitor retail fuel prices on a daily basis and also produce a monitoring report on the Australian petrol industry.
The ACCC monitors retail prices of unleaded petrol, diesel and LPG in all Australian capital cities and in around 180 regional locations. This enables us to provide you with information about recent fuel prices, including petrol price cycles in the larger cities.
Where we see issues of concern we will investigate. And, where we find sufficient evidence we will take action to protect consumers against misleading and anti-competitive conduct by fuel retailers.
When instructed by the Minister, we also monitor the prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of unleaded petroleum products in the petroleum industry of Australia.
- Monitoring of the Australian petroleum industry—Report of the ACCC into the prices, costs and profits of unleaded petrol in Australia 2013, December 2013