Australia: ACCC urges consumers to use petrol price comparison apps

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims says fuel price comparison tools that help motorists pinpoint the cheapest deals were helping some save as much as $15 each time they filled up their tank.

“The ACCC estimates that by timing their purchases of petrol, and choosing to buy from the lowest priced retailer, motorists filling up a vehicle with a 60 litre tank could save themselves around $10 to $15 per tank of petrol,” he says.

There’s a mix of government and privately run apps and websites, including FuelCheck, MotorMouth, GasBuddy and NRMA apps.

It says the usage of these price comparison tools has increased sharply, from 4 million hits in the December quarter in 2015 to about 21 million hits in the same quarter last year.

Full Content: Sydney Morning Herald

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