Petrol surges but hinterland stays sane for now

RACQ is urging drivers to fill up the tank now as petrol prices at some sites hit a staggering new high.  

Club spokesperson Nicky Haydon said some fuel companies in Brisbane are charging 221.9 cents per litre (cpl) for regular unleaded petrol (ULP).

On the Sunshine Coast things were quite as dire, with an average price of 180.9cpl. The Puma at Glass House Mountains was charging about 186cpl litre for regular unleaded earlier on Tuesday.

In Maleny prices ranged from 179.7 and 185.7cpl.

“While that price is only being observed at a handful of sites in Brisbane, unfortunately we’re expecting more locations to follow suit in the coming days,” Ms Haydon said.