New rules to cut confusion over petrol-price signs

NEW standards for fuel-price signs have been announced by NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts.

He said drivers would no longer be confused about the "real cost of fuel".

"The new fuel price information standard requires NSW service stations to display the real price of fuel, free of any discounts or special offers," Mr Roberts said.

"The days of service stations enticing customers by prominently advertising the discounted price for regu- lar unleaded petrol that only holders of shopper docket vouchers were entitled to are over."

Petrol retailers must display the undiscounted price of at least four fuels, including LPG and diesel if they are sold, together with the service station's top selling fuels.

Fuel stations that do not comply with the new rules could face fines of up to $110,000 for a corporation and $22,000 for an individual.

On-the-spot fines of $550 also apply.

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