Diesel prices fall slightly

Diesel prices have dropped a week out from Christmas, with an average price of 113.6 cents per litre

December 22, 2009

Diesel prices fell by an average of 1.5 cents per litre for the week ending December 18, ending a recent upward trend leading Christmas.

Terminal gate pricing data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum shows prices in all states apart from Darwin hovering around 112. cents per litre throughout the week.

Diesel in Melbourne was the cheapest in the country, averaging 112. cents per litre, and was closely followed by Brisbane and Sydney which both averaged 112.6 cents per litre.

Adelaide averaged 113 cents per litre, while Darwin was the most expensive region with 117.2 cents per litre.

The price was 3.6 cents higher than Perth, which finished as the second most expensive city for the week at 113.6 cents per 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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