FUEL PRICES: Where to find the cheapest petrol this Easter
DRIVERS can still find cheaper fuel this Easter long weekend despite a worldwide increase in the price of oil.
The current average price of unleaded fuel in Gladstone is 139.9 cents a litre.
RACQ head of public policy Rebecca Michael said several factors were to blame for the price rise.
"The oil price has been steadily increasing for all of 2019 due to international factors which include the OPEC production cut, US sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, and conflict in Libya,” she said.
Ms Michael added retailers in the Gladstone region had increased their prices in response, however prices were fair and drivers could still find bargains.
"Some retailers are charging 137.8cpl while the more expensive end of the market is charging 145.9cpl,” she said.
"This is why it is so important to be savvy about where you buy, and support the service stations offering the best deals.”
Holiday drivers are urged to use apps and websites to locate the cheapest fuel in the area.
"Also think about where you're heading and find out if there's cheaper fuel at your destination or along the way and plan to fill up accordingly,” Ms Michael said.
As of Sunday, the cheapest fuel in within the Gladstone CBD was at Puma Gladstone Depot on Hanson Road, - at 137.9 cents per litre, according to the RACQ website.
Metro Petroleum Gladstone and Caltex also offered unleaded at 137.9 cents per litre, while United South Gladstone was 138.5 p/l.
At Boyne-Tannum, Caltex on Malpas St offered unleaded for 145.9 cents per litre.
The prices are a stark difference from Rockhampton, where the current average price there is 149 cents a litre.
As of Sunday, the cheapest petrol was the Lakes Creek Servo, Choice Wandal and Choice Red Bull - which all offered unleaded at 139.9 cents per litre.
The most expensive was at Smithys Driveway Service in North Rockhampton - at 157.9 cents a litre.
ROCKY vs GLADSTONE - TOP 10 CHEAPEST UNLEADED 91
Puma Gladstone Depot - 137.9 cpl
Lakes Creek Servo - 139.9 cpl
Metro Petroleum Gladstone - 137.9 cpl
Choice Wandal - 139.9 cpl
Caltex Chapple St - 137.9 cpl
Choice Red Bull - 139.9 cpl
United South Gladstone - 138.5 cpl
Puma Rockhampton Depot - 143.9 cpl
Puma Kin Kora - 139.7 cpl
Caltex Rockhampton North Depot Front - 143.9 cpl
Puma Gladstone City - 139.7 cpl
United South Rockhampton - 144.9 cpl
Caltex Woolworths Gladstone - 139.9 cpl
BP South Rockhampton - 146.9 cpl
Caltex Woolworths Kirkwood - 139.9 cpl
BP Bridge Street - 147.9 cpl
Caltex South Gladstone - 139.9 cpl
Puma George St - 149.7 cpl
Caltex Blaine Drive Gladstone - 139.9 cpl
Puma Berserker - 149.7 cpl
Source: RACQ Fair Fuel Price Website