| 14.05,12. 03:53 PM |
Revealed: Cheapest towns to top-up
May 14, 2012
A NEW online petrol ranking system is making it easier for long-distance drivers to find the cheapest town to fill up.
NRMA's Bowser Buster ranks the average price of unleaded petrol across 52 regional locations in NSW and Canberra.
Drivers will be able to use the rankings to see which towns historically sell petrol at a cheaper or higher price.
"Ranking data for a town could provide motorists with a good understanding of where the cheaper and more expensive places are to fill up," said NRMA president Wendy Machin.
Ms Machin said Albury ranked in the top five cheapest towns to fill up for less.
"The centres that consistently appear in the top 10 cheapest places to purchase unleaded petrol are Albury, Ballina, Canberra and Moama," she said.
Places that charge the highest prices include Bega, Cooma, Hay, Moree, West Wyalong and Yass.
Bowser Buster ranks towns based on their weekly average rather than real time prices.
The NRMA said a town's average unleaded price could also occasionally rise or fall in the rankings for no specific reason.
"Aggressive competition, old petrol stock brought at a higher or lower price, and transport costs all play a factor in price setting," said Ms Machin.
Bowser Buster is updated every Monday.