Petrol prices

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The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia increased by 0.9¢ to 121.8¢ a litre nationally in the week ending October 23, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s ‘Weekly Petrol Prices’ report.

The average national weekly metropolitan retail price increased 1.2¢ to 120.8¢ a litre, with the regional price increasing 0.3¢ to 123.7¢ a litre.

The most expensive fuel in the country was in SA at 125.5¢ a litre, followed by NSW/ACT (124.2¢), Tasmania (123.9¢), Queensland (123.2¢ ), the NT (122.4¢), Victoria (118.3¢), and WA (116.9¢).

Of the major cities, Perth offered the cheapest fuel for the week at 114.5¢ a litre, followed by Melbourne (118¢), Brisbane (122¢), Darwin (122.2¢), Sydney (122.7¢), Hobart (123.9¢), Adelaide (127.8¢), and Canberra (128.9¢).