Diesel drops after six weeks on the rise

By: Jason Whittaker


Diesel prices have fallen for the first time in six weeks by an average of 1.9 cents per litre to

Diesel prices have fallen for the first time in six weeks by an average of 1.9 cents per litre to average 114.6 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 113.5to 114.7 cents per litre mark throughout the week.

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

Adelaide was not far behind in the standings, averaging 114 cents per litre.

As usual Darwin topped the list with an average diesel price of 118.3 cents per litre, 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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