Swings and roundabouts.
Average fuel prices in Lithgow have risen on average compared to recent data according to NRMA's latest report.
According to the NRMA Weekly Petrol Report, the average price of regular unleaded petrol in Lithgow for the week ending May 17, was 103.6 cents per litre (c/l) which is 0.6c/l up from from the week before. Similarly with diesel, the average price in Lithgow was 115.8c/l which is 0.4c/l up from the week before.
How does this compare to neighbouring centres?
Lithgow compares favourably for unleaded and diesel when compared with Parkes and Broken Hill, both of which are 125.6c/l and 127.1c/l for unleaded respectively and 132c/l and 131.1c/l for diesel.
Lithgow remains competitive with other centres close by like Bathurst, with Lithgow sharing the same average price for unleaded as Bathurst while offering a slightly higher average diesel price at 115.8c/l compared to Bathurst's 113.6c/l.
- Cheapest, Moama: 98.5c/l
- Lithgow: 103.6c/l
- Dearest, Broken Hill: 127.1c/l
- Cheapest, Orange 110.4c/l
- Lithgow: 115.8/l
- Dearest, Batemans Bay: 127.9c/l
According to the data from NRMA, weekly average Singapore price of unleaded petrol (Mogas 95), which is the key petrol benchmark for Australia rose from $US 26.66 to $US 32.05 a barrel this past week, equal to a rise of 4.5 c/l in $AUD.
In regional NSW the past week regular unleaded prices have risen by 1c/l and diesel and fallen by 0.4c/l.
The NRMA also listed some notable price movements in the region:
- Regular Unleaded prices - rises, Gundagai 7.0 c/l, Armidale and Yass 7.7 c/l and Orange 9.0 c/l.
- Regular Unleaded prices - falls, Bega 5.6 c/l and Tumut 6.4 c/l.
- Diesel prices - rises, nil.
- Diesel prices - falls, Tumut 4.8 c/l and Bega 5.3 c/l.
Orange remains the cheapest place closest to Lithgow on average for both unleaded and diesel fuel, coming in at 101.3c/l and 110.4c/l respectively.
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