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Albany fuel station fined for fuel pricing breaches

An Albany fuel station has been fined for breaching fuel pricing laws.

Consumer Protection issued on-the-spot fines to the Albany petrol station and three other stations in Perth after they breached laws relating to fuel pricing.

The stations were issued infringement notices of $1,000 with two service stations overcharging and two others displaying the wrong price prior to the 6am changeover.

The Albany fuel retailer overcharged 2.4 cents per litre (cpl) for ULP for more than seven hours after the 6am changeover.

Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard warned retailers that reported discrepancies between the published FuelWatch price and the price being charged on-site will be investigated.

“When motorists report differences to us they are always followed up with operators being asked for an explanation,” he said.

“It may seem a minor matter but motorists who fill up prior to 6am expect to pay the same price that is published on the FuelWatch website.”

Fuel price information is available on the mobile compatible www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au

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