Wholesale diesel prices up again

Diesel prices rise again for the week ended August 23 by an average of 1.3 cents per litre

August 25, 2009

Diesel prices were up around the country by an average of 1.3 cents per litre for the week ended August 23.

Terminal gate pricing data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum shows prices rose in all the capital cities, hovering around the 116.7 cents per litre mark throughout the week, except for Darwin.

Prices in Melbourne and Brisbane rose in line with recent trends, with the average price of diesel 116.8 and 116.9 cents per litre respectively.

Diesel in Sydney and Adelaide was slightly more expensive, finishing the week with averages of 117 cents a litre in the Harbour City and 117.3 cents in the South Australian capital.

Darwin topped the list with an average diesel price of 121.7 cents per litre, 3.7 cents higher than Perth which finished as the second most expensive city at 118.8 cents a litre.

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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