Diesel drops after six weeks on the rise

<font color=red><b>FUEL PRICES:</b></font> Diesel falls for the first time in six weeks to an average price of 114.6 cents per litre

November 24, 2009

Diesel prices have fallen for the first time in six weeks by an average of 1.9 cents per litre for the week ending November 22.

Terminal gate pricing data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum shows prices in all states apart from Darwin hovering around the 113.5 to 114.7 cents per litre mark throughout the week.

Diesel in Melbourne was the cheapest in the country, averaging 113.4 cents per litre. The price was closely followed by Brisbane and Sydney which averaged 113.6 cents and 113.7 cents per litre respectively.

Adelaide averaged 114 cents per litre, while Darwin was the most expensive place with an average price of 118.3 cents a litre.

The figure was 3.6 cents higher than Perth which finished as the second most expensive city for the week at 114.7 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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