14 June 2016

A new solution for tracking ACT fuel prices - #CBRFuelWatch

| richiedt
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With the demise of ACT Fuel watch, here’s a simple solution for tracking Canberra’s fuel prices via Twitter.

All drivers need to do is take a photo of the fuel price sign when they fill up (obviously not WHILE they’re filling up) and tweet it along with their location (just the suburb will do) and add the hashtag #CBRFuelWatch.

Canberra drivers then can easily monitor the hashtag and even more easily check it before they go and fill up to find out where the best local prices might be.

It’s a simple, consumer driven solution.

The best thing – it’ll really upset the oil companies who, if I remember rightly, don’t actually like people taking photos of their fuel price signs because it gives away too much information.

Lets make it happen Canberra.

By way of disclaimer – there is definitely a cash incentive for me to make this happen.

The incentive is that if this works, I’ll probably be able to pay less for my petrol!!

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I was told Kate Lundy had squared away competitive petrol prices for the ACT in her position with the NRMA.

Competition IS occurring in the local market.

Apart from Costco, a new outlet in Barrier Street (Hill & Co) were selling Unleaded 93 E10 for $1.259
per litre today. From memory Diesel was the same price. Standard 91 Unleaded was about $1.30 per litre. I’m told the independent on Canberra Avenue has similar prices.

Love it.

#CBRFuelWatch lets get this rolling .

Or you could use the PetrolSpy app. http://petrolspy.com.au

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