PORTLAND unleaded petrol prices dropped last week, from 149.9c to 145.9c, almost a month after Melbourne’s average petrol price began dropping.
In fact, according to Australian Institute of Petroleum data, the national average has been in steady decline from just under 152c per litre on May 13 to 138.5c per litre on June 24.
This decline has been echoed in all major capital cities, with Melbourne falling from an average of 151c per litre to just over 128c per litre in the same time, yet regional areas have been slow to follow.
Portland and Hamilton petrol stations only lowered prices last week after more than a month of consistent pricing.
The Warrnambool average began falling at the start of June.
On the RACV website yesterday, the average petrol price over the last seven days was 145.9c per litre in Portland, 147.8c in Hamilton and 145.3c in Warrnambool.
Read more in Friday’s edition of the Portland Observer.