One thing is as predictable as Christmas: the nearer we get to the holidays, the pricier petrol becomes.
This week’s NRMA survey saw Tweed Heads South near the top of the list of towns where petrol-price gouging is taking place.
Historically, Tweed petrol prices were kept competitive because of the town’s proximity to Queensland where, up until recently, the government subsidised fuel costs.
But those days are well gone – and so is Tweed’s competitive advantage.
This week at Tweed Heads South unleaded petrol was 134.5c a litre, although diesel remained competitive on 125.1c
At nearby Murwillumbah, petrol was three cents cheaper on 131.0c but diesel was four cents more expensive at 129.9c.
Further down the coast, unleaded was 130.7c at Ballina, with diesel on 123.9c.
Away from the coastal holiday centres petrol prices were better, with Lismore on 127.5c and Casino 128.5c, with diesel on 124.0 and 123.5 respectively.
No petrol prices were recorded from Byron Shire outlets in the survey however according to the mynrma app the cheapest price for petrol was $121.9 at Woolworths Caltex Byron Bay.
NRMA members are encouraged to download it from the Apple Appstore or Google Play before they travel to ensure they get the best prices along the route.