WA drivers queue for cheap petrol as residents say it’s a dangerous recipe for disaster | The West Australian

For bargain hunters it’s a lure that’s nearly impossible to resist — the promise of petrol at the cheapest price for the week.

But some Perth residents say the weekly Monday free-for-all for cut-price fuel is a recipe for disaster and potentially even fatal accident on our roads.

Local resident Simone says price fluctuations of more than 30 cents per litre between Mondays and Tuesdays make for chaos at the Woolworths Petrol outlet at Floreat Forum.

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At some petrol stations people are queueing for more than 15 minutes to get to the bowser at 10am on Mondays.

But Lynne Gould from Fuel Watch says the temptation is unlikely to go away.

“I guess the explanation is that the fuel companies use it as a pricing strategy to make money and that’s quite frankly the only reason they do it,” she said.

“Within the metro area — within this competitive market that we have — there is obviously a profit to be made by playing this pricing game.”

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