There was a marked difference in fuel prices between Caltex Woolworths Sippy Downs (left) and Caltex Woolworths Warana on Wednesday.
There was a marked difference in fuel prices between Caltex Woolworths Sippy Downs (left) and Caltex Woolworths Warana on Wednesday. Stuart Cumming

Same fuel, same company, same day - big price difference

A COUPLE of little guys are exposing a major petrol player's price inconsistencies on the Sunshine Coast.

Caltex Woolworths was selling unleaded for 123.7c/L in Sippy Downs on Wednesday, at the same time it was selling the same product for 148.3c/L a little over 10km away at Warana.

It has come after independently-owned Liberty Tanawha, which is just around the corner from Caltex Woolworths Sippy Downs, reopened last month with prices well below many of its Coast competitors.

Its price was 121.9c/L on Wednesday.

The nearby, independently-owned BP Tanawha has also been selling unleaded for some of the lowest prices in the region, listed at 125.9c/L on Wednesday.

There was also a 24.6c/L difference between Woolworths' Sippy Downs and Warana on e10 unleaded and Vortex 95 unleaded.

That equates to nearly $10 saving for a 40L fill-up.

A Woolworths Group spokesman didn't directly answer questions on why the company had such a large price difference between outlets.

"We always aim to be competitive in a local fuel market," the spokesman said.

"We monitor prices regularly and focus on delivering competitive prices and great service to customers.

"Our Woolworths fuel app offers real-time prices across all our sites, allowing customers to spot the best prices before they go to fill up."



‘Well-known’ local woman plucked from ocean by rescuers

Premium Content ‘Well-known’ local woman plucked from ocean by rescuers

A well-known local woman was pulled from the water by onlookers just north of...

End of an era in Kandanga as local pub changes hands

Premium Content End of an era in Kandanga as local pub changes hands

A new chapter in the colourful, century-long history of the Kandanga Hotel is about...

Council chiefs paid $2.3m, including $255k in terminations

Premium Content Council chiefs paid $2.3m, including $255k in terminations

New report reveals the council paid its senior leadership less in 2019-20 than it...