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Tassie's lowest-price fuel outlets named

As Tasmanians take to the roads over Easter, the RACT has named the 10 petrol outlets across the state that have consistently offered motorists the lowest unleaded price during the past few months, as identified by the RACT's GasBuddy app.

These outlets are either in Tasmanian tourist areas or in regional or rural parts of the state that are "on the way" to traditional holiday locations.

They are:

  • Shell Dunalley (119 Arthur Hwy).
  • Shell Risdon Vale (42 Sugarloaf Rd).
  • BP Scamander (122-124 Scamander Ave).
  • BP St Helens (6 Circassion St).
  • United Scottsdale (Tasman Hwy).
  • Pineview Service Station, Scottsdale (2 George St).
  • United Hagley (84 Meander Valley Rd).
  • Bothwell Super Store (18 Patrick St).
  • Bothwell Garage (16 Highland Lakes Rd).
  • BP Wynyard (31 Inglis St).

General Manager Mobility Services Darren Moody said the RACT had consistently called on motorists to support petrol outlets that were offering cheaper prices to encourage competition and drive the petrol price down.

"If motorists do not already have it, I would encourage them to download the GasBuddy app for access to real time fuel prices via their mobile device," he said.

Mr Moody said more broadly there was no reason motorists should experience an increase in fuel costs this Easter.

"The wholesale price has been within a five-cent range for a number of months and there are no real signs that it will move too far from there over the weekend," he said.

"While a number of states are at the low point of their price cycle, with the cycle likely to end any day now, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne could see a price jump this week and may be paying more for petrol than Tasmanians over Easter, we are certainly not expecting that scenario to play out here."