Whilst city-dwelling types have been reaping the fruits of tumbling global oil prices over the past few weeks, with petrol prices in certain areas actually dipping below the mythical $1 per litre mark for the first time in well over six years, those of you in regional centres might still be feeling ever-so-slightly ripped off at the pump.
“I think you’d have to say the presumption is that there’s a bit of gouging going on in the sense that the price falls internationally aren’t being properly passed on into the market place. We need to get more evidence on that, but that’s how it looks at first glance.“
“Now what we’re likely to find is people making a lot of profit. We can shine a light on that and it could embarrass some people into lower prices. Just for consumers being more empowered with more information about what the profit margins are will, I think, drive more change and behaviour.“