App aims to save money on fuel

A popular state government fuel price website has now become an app.
A popular state government fuel price website has now become an app.

Using a new app could have saved you almost 20 cents a litre on petrol on Wednesday.

In the morning, regular unleaded was 138.9 cents per litre at Balgownie and 119.9 cents at Wollongong – a price gap of 19 cents.

Information like this has been available on the NSW government’s FuelCheck website since August last year, but an app version was launched on Wednesday.

Through the use of maps, the app shows motorists the real-time petrol prices in their area – making it easier to save money each time they fill up.

“By giving motorists a bird’s-eye view of the market they can find the cheapest fuel anywhere in the state, providing them with much needed relief at the hip pocket,” said NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at the launch.

The app allows motorists to select their favourite stations and a preferred price; they will then receive a notification when it hits that price.

A My Trip function utilises Google Maps to enable users to find the cheapest petrol station on their journey and direct them to the station.