PETROL prices have surged up to 27.7c/litre in regional centres in the past seven months, according to recent RAA figures.
This jump in petrol prices since March has added more than $20 a week to fill the tank of a typical family sedan.
However, there is good news for motorists with a 15c/litre fall in wholesale petrol costs since mid-October as a result of increased oil supplies.
RAA spokesman Mark Borlace is urging fuel retailers across the state to pass on these savings to motorists at the pump.
“The significant fall in wholesale costs is welcome news for motorists who have been suffering rising prices since March, but any relief to