PORT Macquarie residents have acted to improve the petrol price ranking of the town over the past four weeks, and the results have paid off.
According to the NRMA Bowser Buster website Port Macquarie is now ranked 15th cheapest out of 55 places in NSW and Canberra for unleaded petrol.
Just a month ago, for the week ending October 23 the town was ranked at position 47, or ninth most expensive.
The average price of unleaded petrol for the week ending November 27 was 123.2.
The most expensive place to buy unleaded petrol for the week ending November 27 was Bulahdelah 135.4, while the cheapest was Wollongong at 115.4.
NRMA North Coast director Wendy Machin has credited ‘people power’ for the improved ranking.
Ms Machin said traditionally Port Macquarie is a more expensive town as it is situated just off the highway.
She said it goes to show just how influential people can be in changing a situation for the better.
Due to improved access online and ‘real time’ information through applications motorists no longer have to settle for expensive prices.
Rather, Ms Machin said they can ‘shop around’ for the cheapest locations for fuel in the region.
She said in the last month this has forced up competition between stations and the benefits of it are now showing.
In the past Ms Machin said other places had experienced similar changes due to increased public pressure for cheaper prices and media coverage of the petrol pricing.
Port Macquarie News is publishing the prices of unleaded petrol daily at noon on its website utilising data from FuelCheck.
To discover where the cheapest fuel is located in your patch visit www.fuelcheck.nsw.gov.au