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Nov

Push for Queensland government to tell drivers when mandatory fuel price reporting will become permanent

The RACQ is calling for the Queensland Government to tell drivers when mandatory fuel price reporting will become a permanent fixture in the Sunshine State.

It was an election promise by Labor to do so, but with the trial wrapping up next month the RACQ wants a timeline set.

“We want to know when. Motorists want to know when,” RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said.

The scheme has been running for two years, delivering savings of around $14 million for south-east drivers.

Real-time fuel prices are made public on apps and websites, so those looking to fill up can shop around and seek out the cheapest fuel.

The scheme has encouraged more than 600,000 fuel checks a month.

“All over Queensland, motorists are benefitting from this. It really does increase transparency and competition, which drives down prices as well.”

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said “we will meet shortly to discuss our election commitment to making fuel price reporting permanent, and in the meantime the trial service continues to operate”.

A final review into the trial is due next year.

Extracted from 9News