Diesel prices come down again

<font color=red><b>FUEL PRICES:</b></font> Diesel drops 2 cents, giving truck operators and drivers some respite

February 2, 2010

Diesel prices continued their recent drop, falling by an average of 2 cents per litre for the week ending January 29 and bringing the total drop over the last two weeks to almost 4 cents.

Terminal gate pricing data from the Australian Institute of Petroleum shows prices in all states apart from Darwin hovering around 114 to 115 cents per litre throughout the week.

Diesel in Melbourne was the cheapest in the country, averaging 114.1 cents per litre and closely followed by Brisbane and Sydney which both averaged 114.3 and 114.4 cents per litre respectively.

Adelaide averaged 114.6 cents per litre, while Darwin hovered around 118.9 cents a litre.

Perth was 3.6 cents cheaper but finished as the second most expensive city for the week at 115.3 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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