Honeymoon period? Prices drop as new servo opens

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MORE COMPETITION: The new Woolworths Caltex service station opened on Wednesday in Tone Road with an immediate impact on local prices. PHOTO: Shane Douthie

THE arrival of a new player in retail petrol in Wangaratta appears to have had an impact already on local fuel prices.

A day after its official opening on Wednesday, the Woolworths Caltex in Tone Road offered unleaded petrol at 133.5c per litre but with a redeemed Woolworths shopper docket or Everyday Rewards Card offering a 4c per litre discount, consumers could pay just 129.5c per litre.

Shell Coles Express in Riley Street has a standard unleaded price of 134.9 but with its 4c discount through Coles shopper discounts that reduces to 130.9c per litre.

That compares with APCO, which doesn’t have a discount price linked to a supermarket and offers unleaded fuel at 132.5c per litre.

The Caltex Service Centre in Rowan Street had unleaded petrol at 134.9c per litre.

The impact is more significant when you compare prices yesterday to the average price over the previous seven days.

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