Young, Landry and The Bulletin start Capricornia fuel watch
IN THE past few weeks Bruce Young has spoken to hundreds of people who are concerned about high petrol prices in the region.
Now he's enlisting the help of the public to identify where drivers can fuel up for less.
The state Member for Keppel, along with Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry, is urging people to speak up and take ownership of high prices by identifying the best places to fuel up.
They're asking people to contact the Bulletin with details of the cheapest and most expensive petrol in the region, which we will regularly publish so readers know where to go to save money.
Mr Young and Ms Landry hope a partnership between themselves, The Bulletin and the community will lead to a positive change for consumers at the bowser.
Ms Landry said they hoped by identifying the cheaper service stations people would go there to fuel up, therefore rewarding that business and encouraging others to follow suit by lowering prices.
Mr Young hopes it will "shame" operators with unnecessarily high prices while also creating a healthy competition between businesses.
"The price of crude oil is on a downward trend," he said.
"We're prepared to accept some lag … but we've had enough.
"I'm not going so far as to say there's a collusion in Rockhampton, but petrol stations are on notice."
Let The Bulletin know where you've spotted cheap or expensive petrol by getting in touch on our Facebook page, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting 49304255.
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