Petrol in Clare was cheaper than Adelaide

Petrol in Clare on Monday was 10 cents cheaper than metropolitan Adelaide
Petrol in Clare on Monday was 10 cents cheaper than metropolitan Adelaide

Industry experts were caught off guard earlier this week with fuel prices in Clare almost 10 cents cheaper than metropolitan Adelaide.

Prices in Clare were hovering at around 116 cents per litre compared to metropolitan Adelaide were prices were around 122 cents per litre.

RAA technical advisory service manager Andrew Clark said the lower fuel prices in the Mid North came as a shock.

“It took us a bit by surprise,” he said.

“Normally the regional areas do not fluctuate that much, they do not have the peaks and drops that we do in the city.

“As we have said before and especially around this time being school holidays, it would have been good for holiday makers travelling through the area to find that as well.”

However, locals should not expect for the low prices to stick around for long, with Mr Clark predicting prices to return to normal sooner rather than later.

“I always hate saying this but it is probably not going to stay at this level for too much longer,” he said.

“We would love it if it did but it is really hard to say and really hard to predict, it is the concentration of competition in the metro area and the regional areas do not have that.

Mr Clark advised Mid North locals to capitalise on the prices while they were so low by filling up with a full tank.

“If you are happy with the price keep the tank full,” he said.