- FuelWatch names small independent retailer as WA's cheapest fuel site for 2017
- Average unleaded price for Perth in 2017 higher than 2016
- Mondays still the cheapest day to fill up
A small independent retail site has beaten other major retailers to take out the title of selling the cheapest petrol in the Perth metropolitan area for 2017.
The Chidlow Growers Mart and Liquor Store offered a yearly average price of 118.3 cents per litre (cpl) for unleaded petrol (ULP).
Following in second and third place, respectively, was FastFuel 24/7 in Forrestfield (119.6 cpl) and Puma Neerabup (121.1 cpl).
Only one major retailer, Caltex StarMart North Wanneroo, appeared in the top 10 for 2017.
The annual average price for ULP in 2017 was 128.2 cpl, much higher than last year's average of 116.5 cpl.
This was due to rising international oil prices and the falling value of the Australian dollar, but is still relatively low compared to fuel prices over the past five years.
In 2017, the FuelWatch website was visited, on average, more than 800,000 times a month.
Motorists can save up to $780 a year by buying fuel at Perth's cheapest sites each week.
For more information, visit https://www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:
"It's a triumph for small business to see the Chidlow Growers Mart offer Perth motorists the cheapest fuel prices on average this year.
"FuelWatch allows motorists to find the cheapest fuel in their neighbourhood and is a great tool to use to save money - especially during this festive season.
"Perth fuel prices have been slowly rising for the past five months, but it remains to be seen if this trend will continue in 2018."
Minister's office - 6552 6700
Top 10 cheapest unleaded fuel sites in Perth for 2017:
|Fuel Retailer||Suburb||ULP average (cpl)|
|Chidlow Growers Mart and Liquor Store||CHIDLOW||118.3|
|Better Choice Bellevue||BELLEVUE||121.7|
|Vibe Toodyay Road||GIDGEGANNUP||122.0|
|Caltex StarMart North Wanneroo||NOWERGUP||122.2|
|Vibe Charles Street||NORTH PERTH||122.4|
|Better Choice Tuart Hill||TUART HILL||122.5|
Cheapest metropolitan ULP retailers for 2017 by region:
|Metro region||Cheapest retailers||Suburb||ULP (cpl)|
|East/hills||Chidlow Growers Mart and Liquor Store||CHIDLOW||118.3|
| ||FastFuel 24/7||FORRESTFIELD||119.6|
| ||Better Choice Bellevue||BELLEVUE||121.7|
| ||Vibe Toodyay Road||GIDGEGANNUP||122.0|
| ||Shell Gidgegannup||GIDGEGANNUP||122.6|
|South||Better Choice Naval Base||NAVAL BASE||122.7|
| ||Vibe Yangebup||YANGEBUP||123.5|
| ||7-Eleven Maddington South||MADDINGTON||123.6|
| ||Vibe Byford||BYFORD||123.7|
| ||Vibe Hamilton Hill||HAMILTON HILL||124.1|
| ||United Neerabup (Food & Fuel)||NEERABUP||121.5|
| ||Caltex StarMart North Wanneroo||NOWERGUP||122.2|
| ||Vibe Charles Street||NORTH PERTH||122.4|
| ||Better Choice Tuart Hill||TUART HILL||122.5|