Diesel prices rise nationally

Diesel prices rose by an average of two cents last week, according to terminal gate pricing data

May 4, 2010

Terminal gate diesel prices across the country rose by two cents by the end of last week.

Terminal gate pricing data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum showed consistent increases throughout the week, with Sydney starting at 121.5 cents per litre and ending the week on 123.2 cents. Melbourne was slightly cheaper at 120.9 last Monday, ending the week at 12.5 cents per litre.

Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth were all higher, ending the week on 122.9, 123.2 and 124 cents per litre respectively. Darwin began the week at 125.7 cents per litre and finished 1.04 cents higher at the end of the week. Hobart finished the week 1.8 cents a litre higher after starting at 126 cents a litre.

The national retail average for diesel was 130.8 by the end of last week, with a weekly high of 131 cents per litre.

Pump prices nationally reflected the terminal gate rise, with motorists in Sydney paying 8 cents per litre more by last Friday. Melbourne’s pump prices rose from 126.5 cents per litre to 127.2 cents per litre.

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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