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New analysis on petrol price cycles shows how motorists can save money

Petrol price cycles infuriate drivers but a new report out today explains how they work and ways that drivers in Australia’s five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) can save money by buying petrol at the bottom of the price cycle.

The ACCC’s Report on petrol price cycles in Australia, provides an in-depth look at how price cycles work and how motorists can use them to their advantage.

Petrol price cycles in Australia

A report on petrol price cycles in Australia, which examines how price cycles occur, how they have changed over time and how consumers can use them to save money when they buy petrol.

Retail & wholesale petrol market shares in Australia

A report on retail and wholesale petrol market shares in Australia, examining how they have changed over the years to 2016-17.

Petrol prices are not the same - report on petrol prices by major retailer in 2017

An in-depth petrol report detailing annual average retail petrol prices throughout 2017 and identifying the highest and lowest priced major retailers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

Consumers urged to fight back against record retailers' margins

Average petrol prices in Australia’s five largest cities increased significantly in the December 2017 quarter and hit their highest levels since 2015, according to the ACCC’s latest quarterly petrol report.

The ACCC found that average petrol prices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth increased by 12.6 cents per litre in the quarter to 135.1 cents per litre.

Petrol price apps can save millions for motorists

The ACCC’s September quarterly report on the Australian petroleum industry reveals how much money motorists can save by avoiding buying petrol at the peak of the price cycle.

ACCC analysis has found if motorists in Sydney had simply avoided buying E10 on the six days around the price cycle peaks in the previous six months, they would have paid on average around 2.6 cents per litre (cpl) less.