Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts.
Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts. Contributed

Drivers get a 'fair go at the pump'

PETROL stations in NSW will be forced to display true, unconditional prices on display boards under new Fair Trading standards introduced in state parliament on Wednesday.

As of next month, the only prices displayed will be the price per litre available to all customers without any supermarket discounts or special offers.

Operators also will be required to display prices of the two top selling fuels for that particular service station as well as the price of diesel and LPG.

Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said under the new standards customers would no longer be confused or mislead by advertised prices based on shopper docket discounts and other offers.

He said for too long customers had not been given enough information to be able to truly compare prices and the system would give all drivers a "fair go at the pump".

He also hinted federal changes which mirror the new NSW guidelines could be on the way.



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