There seem to have been some pretty wild fluctuations in the cost of fuel in Phillip this week. For most of the week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), both the Shell and BP outlets on Melrose drive were selling fuel for about $1.22 per litre, there was a difference of about 2c PL between the two servos, but nothing significant.
Yesterday, the BP jumped to something like $1.40 (can’t recall the exact figure) while the Shell stayed about $1.22.
This morning, the BP is down to $1.19, with the shell at about $1.23. What’s going on? Could this be some actual competition between two Canberra service stations?