Fuel Watch ACT

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Unleaded Fuel 98.7c/L (with 4c Voucher) @ Woolworths Caltex Canberra Airport
Cheap fuel at Woolworths caltex at Canberra airport so get it whilst its cheap

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  • +7 votes

    Can we do a price match?

  • +1 vote

    It's cheaper without 4c voucher at 7/11 in Castle Hill, NSW

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    Should be cheaper. 95.9 with coles docket at Warrawong yesterday.

  • +1 vote

    Whilst I appreciate not everywhere has the same Fuel prices, there is many places around sydney that are below $1 before the 8c a litre discount offered (91.9c). This may be a bargain in the ACT though so we will see how it goes.

  • +5 votes

    Is that a date or a price?

  • +7 votes

    $0.987 or 98.7c

  • +9 votes

    Or you can get 0.987 at Costco without voucher but with membership. Woolworths is simply matching price with Costco. Everywhere else in Canberra it is 127.9

  • +3 votes

    This particular servo has been around this price for some time due to Costco fuel being 100m up the road.

    I think I heard costco hit 98c over the weekend.

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    Is this unleaded petrol cut with 10% ethanol ?

    • +1 vote

      No.

      If it was E10 it would be marked as so on the signage (as per ACCC requirements. Same at the bowser, ULP91 at caltex is marked via yellow stickering, E10 is marked with green stickering (and has a little leaf on it)

  • +3 votes

    I was over that way on Friday at 2pm and people were queued around the roundabout completely blocking a major road. Bloody nuisance. WOW should discount ALL over CBR.

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      What a joke. Perhaps the area needs to be marked as 'keep clear' and force people to come from the other direction past the pet stores and pillow talk (or whatever it is). Considering the only road into the area is single lane, it's a bit daft to have people blocking it so they can fill their car up.

  • +10 votes

    Not sure if the OP knows this or not, but they've been jacking the price back up to the usual extortionate levels every night at 9pm when Costco closes.

    This said, it is cheap by the ACT standard, but Woolies doesn't deserve much praise.

    • +3 votes

      Woolworths deserves no praise at all. In the absence of critical comment from politicians and the regulator they deserve consumer condemnation for their cynical manipulation of the fuel market in the ACT and other regional centres. If anyone needed a reminder then this servo should do the job. I joined Costco just to stick it up them and their mates Westfarmers (Coles).

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      If u read so much news, did u happen to read Costco uses petrol as a product loss lead, just to suck in membership fees and encourage people in store. Same tactics as Woolies and Coles with other products.

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        other products

        I wouldn't even go that far. The Costco membership isn't that different considering you need to be an Everyday Rewards member and have shopped at Woolworths to get the Woolies advertised prices. I doubt Costco is making a huge loss anyway based on the price of fuel in other states and the fact Woolworths seems very capable of following them price wise every day.

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        In the unlikey event they do (their prices may be introductory specials but they're being matched elswehere in this country) at least they're actually promoting competition in the fuel market, not stifling it like ColesWorth. Nothing wrong with loss leaders in certain circumstances - unless they're being used to kill competition, standard fare for ColesWorth.

        By the by - we do go into the store when we're out that way. Their roast chickens are bigger, better and cheaper ($6.90 V ~$11) than ColesWorth, their meat is good quality and some of their cheese prices are very good. A lot of the rest is caveat emptor but with Aldi close by to where we live WW and Coles are only used for occasional specials.

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        cloudy

        If u read so much news, did u happen to read Costco uses petrol as a product loss lead, just to suck in membership fees and encourage people in store. Same tactics as Woolies and Coles with other products.

        Yep, and your exact point is?

        I was already a member (the fee of which is now well and truly paid off by fuel alone) and I'm saving more than ColesWorth offers. Also, not once has a Costco fuel visit resulted in me going into the main store.

        Protip: refuel on weeknights after 7pm, gotta be crazy to try on weekends or right after work.

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    How bad is the queue there? I was there couple of Fridays during lunch and there's 30 minutes wait.

    • +3 votes

      30mins wait hardly seems worth it to save $5 or so.. :/

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        It might be if you push your car. Definitely NOT if you set there with the aircon and engine running.

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        I wasn't expecting them to be this bad and my tank was petty much bone dry - the engine cuts out momentarily on cornering…Driving to the Woolies next store isn't an option (equally long queues) and driving to other servo means I'll run the risk of getting stuck.

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      I went one day…probably a weekend (or perhaps it was over the XMas break) and waited about three to five minutes for a single car in front of me. I imagine just like any other petrol station it has it's peaks and quiet times. I'm guessing it's best to avoid it around 5 - 5:30 but.

  • +1 vote

    Let me guess, every single major Australian news outlet screaming "It's the end of the world!!".

    And I am right.

    Meanwhile every single other Australian business that isn't Oil related, is doing better.

  • +2 votes

    and meanwhile, here in Newcastle the price is still something like $1.15-1.20..
    almost enough price difference for me to drive up and down the highway and still be ahead (discounting obviously wasted time/wear-and-tear)

    • +3 votes

      $1.12 before discount all the way from Sandgate to Rutherford.

      • +1 vote

        I need to drive a different way to work ;)
        Damn 'twin shells' at wallsend are my daily 'benchmark'

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      It isnt, most places in Sydney are almost exactly $1-1.05 depending on if you want E10 or not)

      Hill&Co drop 10c/L over the night (10-3am) and generally they are the cheapest in the hunter.

      Dont get too worried about it, still 1.35 for 91 at Coonabarabran

  • +2 votes

    Can you please fix the title it's just messy.

  • +1 vote

    The ACCC won't like the title of this bargain (price should show the pre-discounted price according to them).

  • +1 vote

    The 30-45 minute line is not worth the 5-10 dollar saving you will make.

    • +3 votes

      But if we have planned shopping at Majura Park or Fyshwick and go in quiet time (early morning and late evening) then it is more than worth. To me it is difference of 30 c (128.9 cents at Gungahlin, ACT with no voucher). With 50 L petrol, there is $15 savings.

  • +1 vote

    I live in Coffs Harbour where at $1.35.2 it hasn't dropped at all. It's Jan 19 and I've been hearing for weeks now about regional areas still getting shafted. As usual nothing happens, the media stories die off and it's just rip off 101 as per usual.

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    Still 1.35-1.40 here in country Victoria..

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    Was $96.7 over the weekend I believe. Drive past this place to and from work.

  • +1 vote

    Mossman FNQ petrol price 1.43 today.

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    Cheapest you'll see over here is ~$1.55 and most expensive is ~$1.80… Ridiculous.

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      At least tradies don't charge $300 an hour over there

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      That's because the nz govt has progressive tax on petrol. We haven't raised excise tax in Australia for ages now, in fact Australia is one of the lowest taxing countries of petrol in the developed world. Even the greens opposed the last attempt to raise petrol tax lol.

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    Discount for my 'If arseholes could fly, this place would be an airport' bumper sticker?

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    you could just check price from http://www.comparethemarket.com.au/

  • +1 vote

    So how much longer will we get this ridiculously low price petrol for?
    Tell me it's longer than just a couple of months…

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      Wholesale price of petrol and diesel is still falling in Australia. We may see some bumps up if the discounting cycles are restored but otherwise it's still down hill from here. Oil producers cry, everyone else in the economy rejoices. I like that deal. Those lads were making plenty when petrol was "cheap" at $1.50/L

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    I am wondering….why the transport department look on the fares since the petrol prices come to nearly half.
    A taxi still cost you a fortune… Same with couriers..
    Australia Post should reduce their prices as well. All companies having a major expense on fuel should now reduces their prices.

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      The thing is fuel cost on those is only a portion of the running costs (and in the matter of Auspost at least, they are on contract rates)

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    CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT THE HELL 2015 PETROL PRICES HAVE TO DO WITH 2018 PRICES ????