Weekly petrol prices

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The average price of unleaded petrol in Australia increased to 138¢ a litre nationally in the week ending January 21, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s Weekly Petrol Prices report.

The average national weekly metropolitan retail price increased 0.6¢ to 137.3¢ a litre, with the regional price down 0.3¢ to 139.3¢ a litre.

The most expensive fuel in the country was in the Northern Territory at 156.8¢ a litre, followed by Tasmania (146.6¢), NSW/ACT (139¢), Western Australia (138.6¢), South Australia (138¢), Queensland (136.5¢) and Victoria (136.3¢).

Of the major cities, Brisbane offered the cheapest fuel for the week at 135¢ a litre, followed by Melbourne (136.5¢), Perth (137.6¢), Sydney (137.7¢), Adelaide (137.8¢), Hobart (146.2¢), Canberra (148.4¢) and Darwin (150.4¢).