The NRMA has referred the matter of fuel prices on the Coffs Coast to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
The NRMA has referred the matter of fuel prices on the Coffs Coast to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Trevor Veale

Coffs Coast fuel prices to be investigated by the ACCC

THE Advocate's campaign for lower fuel prices on the Coffs Coast has been noticed by the people who can make a difference.

NRMA president Wendy Machin said the motoring body has referred the matter of fuel prices on the Coffs Coast to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Last month the Advocate highlighted the high prices Coffs Harbour motorists are asked to pay compared to nearby regional centres.

The NRMA's weekly 'Bowser Buster' reports on its website has shown fuel prices in Coffs Harbour are consistently at the expensive end of the scale.

The reason why this is the case has remained a mystery for the NRMA.

It is for this reason Ms Machin has referred the matter to the consumer watchdog.

"We think that's a really good job for the ACCC," Ms Machin said.

"That's why we've got it (the ACCC), to have a look at these markets and what we think is unusual behaviour in the market."

The NRMA president added she doesn't think the prices in Coffs Harbour should be as high as they have been for so long.

The timeline for the ACCC investigation to be completed is unknown.



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