Diesel prices drop for first time in a month

<font color=red><b>FUEL PRICES:</b></font> Diesel prices fall for first time in weeks, dropping by around 0.4 cents per litre

Diesel prices have fallen around the country for the first time in weeks, dropping by a national average of 0.43 cents per litre for the week ended August 30.

Terminal gate pricing data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum shows prices falling in all states excluding Darwin, hovering around the 110 cents per litre mark throughout the week.

Melbourne and Brisbane had the cheapest diesel throughout the week at an average price of 116.3 and 116.5 cents per litre respectively.

Diesel in Sydney and Adelaide was slightly more expensive, finishing the week with averages of 116.7 and 116.9 in the Harbour and Church cities respectively.

As usual Darwin topped the list with an average diesel price of 121.2 cents per litre, 3.7 cents higher than Perth which finished as the second most expensive city at 117.5 cents a litre, down half a cent on the previous week.

AIP data is based on information provided by BP Australia, Caltex, Shell Australia and ExxonMobil, averaged across terminals and capital cities.

Trader Business Media titles ATN, Owner//Driver and ABC publish a summary of terminal gate diesel prices across key capital cities every week. To view this data, available only to subscribers, click here.

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