RACV senior vehicle engineer Nicholas Pratt believes Echuca-Moama drivers shouldn’t expect a sudden rise in fuel prices this long weekend.
With thousands of drivers expected to hit the roads thanks to an easing of coronavirus restrictions, reports suggested the dream run of low fuel was over.
“Echuca's prices are relatively static at the moment, with an average price of 107.5 cents per litre,” Mr Pratt said.
“Even in typically more expensive locations like Kyabram, the average is 124.2 cents per litre, which is currently cheaper than some fuel retailers in Melbourne.
“As regional towns do not follow the same price cycle as Melbourne, fuel in Echuca-Moama will likely be cheaper than prices at the pump in Melbourne or Geelong.
“If you are travelling this weekend, the key is to be aware of fuel prices in your area beforehand.
“RACV advises using an online fuel comparison tool, such as the RACV website and app, which helps in finding the cheapest fuel in the local area.”
Meanwhile, Abigail Koch from comparethemarket.com.au told the Herald Sun drivers should be looking to fill up as soon as possible.
“Motorists should look at filling up in the next couple of days. If you find a good price now, snap it up as Melbourne is currently at the bottom of its price cycle,” she said.
“With travel restrictions easing, we advise motorists to shop around for the cheapest petrol in their area ahead of the long weekend, or if they are taking a road trip, pinpoint petrol stops along the way to secure the lowest prices.”
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