Outrageous Petrol Prices Reported State-wide

October 5, 2023 10:06 am in by
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The cost of fuel has been hovering above 2 dollars a litre since mid-September across Bendigo and continues to rise as a new survey discovers two in five Aussies are driving less due to petrol price hikes.

Noémi Hadnagy from Compare the Market says they’ve found the prices have led 64 percent of all Aussies to change their driving habits.

The Herald Sun also reports thousands of motorists have driven off without paying for their fuel, with the mounting cost of living pressures being cited as a major driver behind a spike in thefts.

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