Wholesale diesel prices up by 1.7 cents/litre

<font color=red><b>DIESEL PRICES:</b></font> Diesel on the rise again, jumping 1.7 cents per litre on average

Average diesel prices were on the rise again for the week ended August 16, rising by an average of 1.7 cents per litre across the country.

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.

Melbourne and Brisbane in line with recent trends had the cheapest diesel throughout the week at an average price of 115.5 and 115.7 cents per litre respectively.

Diesel in Sydney and Adelaide was slightly more expensive, finishing the week with averages of 115.8 in the Harbour City and 116.1 in the South Australian capital.

As usual Darwin topped the list with an average diesel price of 120.5 cents per litre, 3.9 cents higher than Perth which finished as the second most expensive city at 116.6 cents a litre, up 1.7 cents 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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