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Roma fuel is 10c/L dearer than Miles, just 140km away

MOTORISTS in Roma are paying too much for their fuel according to Queensland’s peak motoring body.

RACQ spokeswoman Renee Smith said they would like to see the petrol stations in the area drop their unnecessarily high prices.

“The current price for fuel in Roma is about 6 or 7 cents higher than what it should be,” Ms Smith said.

“At the moment the average fuel prices is around 129 cents per a litre but we would like to see this lowered to around 123 cents.”

This comes after Miles, a town about an hour and half drive from Roma, was declared to have the cheapest fuel in the State for the month of June.

The current average price for unleaded fuel in Miles is 119 centres per a litre, which makes it a whopping 10 cents cheaper than Roma, a town with a population almost five times their size.

Ms Smith said the price of fuel, however, does not depend on how many people their are in the town or the number of petrol stations but it is based on the individual petrol stations themselves.

“In Miles it looks like the service stations are very competitive which means their prices are lower,” she said.

Ms Smith encourages motorists in the Roma area to fill up at the cheaper petrol stations to bring the prices back down.

“I encourage people to support the service stations offering cheaper fuel as this will hopefully get the prices back to where they should be.”


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