Wholesale diesel prices up by 2.6 cents

Average diesel prices rose to a national average of 113.5 cents per litre for the week ended August 2

Diesel prices were up across the country by a national average of 2.6 cents per litre for the week ended August 2.

Terminal gate pricing data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum shows prices in all states hovering around the 112.9 cents per litre mark throughout the week.

Melbourne and Brisbane had the cheapest diesel throughout the week at an average price of 112.4 and 112.6 cents per litre respectively, with the latter continuing to shrug off speculation the scrapping of the fuel subsidy would cause its prices to skyrocket.

Diesel in Sydney and Adelaide was slightly more expensive, finishing the week with averages of 112.8 cents.

Darwin topped the list with an average diesel price of 117.3 cents per litre, 4 cents higher than Perth which finished as the second most expensive city at 113.3 cents a litre, up 2.4 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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