Fuelling local wallets
COUNTRY folk might be slugged more at the petrol bowsers in comparison to city slickers, but the Tyndale Tourist Park and Roadhouse is fuelling the local economy and taking a stand against corporate giants by selling petrol at 142.9 cents a litre.
Governed only by the price they pay suppliers, the roadhouse claims it has been selling the cheapest fuel in the Clarence Valley since November 1 and has been a popular refuelling point for holidaying motorists.
"Our aim is to keep fuel prices as low as we can and one guy recently told us the roadhouse has the cheapest fuel between Newcastle and Tweed Heads," said proprietor Bev Traynor.
"We are a local independent and the roadhouse also generates income through a range of services including a convenience store and a caravan park which allows us to sell fuel at a low cost.
"People love it and we sell as many as 1500 litres of fuel a day."
Competition expert Frank Zumbo claims motorists in the Valley have been paying as much as 10 cents a litre more for fuel than their city counterparts since October.
Page MP Janelle Saffin has asked Australian Competition and Consumer Commissioner Joe Dimasi to investigate price discrepancies in the Northern Rivers.