The Canberra Times is having a screech about Canberra petrol prices being much higher than the rest of the country.
The price of unleaded fuel reached a high of 149.9c per litre yesterday, 10c higher than in Sydney and almost 20c dearer than Melbourne.
Canberra also had the second-highest minimum price in the country, with its cheapest bowser hitting 141.9c behind Brisbane’s 142.9c.
They ponder the reason why but it seems simple enough.
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The petrol companies are colluding bastards and we can afford to pay more.
Although I will smugly note that as a cycling-to-work-inner-northican I last filled my mighty 4 litre engined car 3 weeks ago and reckon I can make a few more weekly trips to Aldi before the price of petrol will be of any concern to me whatsoever.