Will real-time pricing affect fuel costs? | POLL

Will real-time pricing affect fuel costs? | POLL

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A TWO-YEAR trial of real-time fuel pricing will be conducted in SA, in a bid to improve transparency and help consumers shop around where possible.

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A TWO-YEAR trial of real-time fuel pricing will be conducted in SA, in a bid to improve transparency and help consumers shop around where possible.

RAA fuel expert Mark Borlace wholeheartedly welcomed the introduction of real-time fuel pricing, but was not confident regional motorists would benefit.

"We hope to see a saving for regional motorists but we're unsure, as there has been mixed results from other states," he said.

Mr Borlace said real-time fuel pricing had been a positive for large regional centres in Qld and was hopeful places like Port Augusta - traditionally a higher-priced area - would see some benefit.

"If towns have only two servos there's unlikely to be benefit from real-time price reports, which is a shame because on average regional motorists have higher fuel prices and travel more than their city counterparts."

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