Fuel prices drop to 39.9c in regional town price war

Regional town lowers fuel price to 39.9c litre

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Regional town lowers fuel price to 39.9c litre.

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The Mobil in Crookwell, NSW dropped their prices to 49.9c litre on Friday afternoon, but shortly after the Metro Zone service station went one better lowering theirs to 39.9c litre. Photo contributed.

The Mobil in Crookwell, NSW dropped their prices to 49.9c litre on Friday afternoon, but shortly after the Metro Zone service station went one better lowering theirs to 39.9c litre. Photo contributed.

Locals took advantage of the cheapest petrol prices seen in years as E10 fuel sold for 39.9 cents in a small regional NSW town on Friday.

Crookwell, located in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, was the place everyone wanted to be as the fuel price war within the town left locals cheering.

On Friday afternoon, the local Mobil service centre dropped their price to 49.9c per litre, but shortly after the Metro Zone lowered their E10 fuel from $1.02 to 39.9c.

Angela O'Brien, a grazier located outside of Crookwell, who took advantage of both the low ULP and diesel prices, made the trip in her own ute before returning in her father's to fill up.

"I managed to fill up five 20 litre jerrycans of diesel and two 20 litre jerry's of petrol," Ms O'Brien said.

"Out of the two trips I managed to put fuel into two motorbikes, a tractor, and a zero turn mower. One ute tank was half empty and the other was on empty, so it was worth the two trips."

Posts on Facebook had people from around the country asking where the little town was with some saying a three hour trip would be worth the effort.

The prices didn't stay low for long however, with fuel returning to a more sustainable price by Saturday morning.

According to Fuel Check NSW, the average price of E10 across NSW on Friday was $1.18 cents per litre.

Metro Zone lowered their prices to 39.9c per litre on Friday afternoon. Photo Robbie Smith

Metro Zone lowered their prices to 39.9c per litre on Friday afternoon. Photo Robbie Smith

Cars were backed up at both petrol stations. Photo Robbie Smith.

Cars were backed up at both petrol stations. Photo Robbie Smith.

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