It’s official — independent chains sell the cheapest petrol, at least in capital cities.
The independents were on average the lowest priced petrol retailers in the five largest capital cities, according to a report released by the Australian Competition Commission (ACCC) this week.
Coles Express was the most expensive.
The ACCC analysed average petrol prices for major retailers — those with 10 or more stations in each city — and small independent retailers, comparing them to the 2017 market average in each city.
Petrol prices vary by up to 10c a litre yet drivers don’t shop around, ACCC says
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