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If you’re travelling these holidays, then we have some great news for you! It has just been advised that petrol prices will dip below $1 for the first time since 2005.

In what seems like a dream for those of us who are making every dollar count, it is really true, says NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury.

Currently, petrol prices in most states are around $1.21 but the price war on cheap fuel in America and the UAE has meant it will come down further than that in the next week or so.

As giants Coles and Woolies keep going lower with their petrol, Mr Khoury believes that the independents will attempt to match pricing when we see the overseas savings come to us.

The news comes as NRMA’s director Alan Evans called on petrol companies to pass on savings that are currently being seen in Sydney, with petrol still more expensive in Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin and Tasmania – fuel in Sydney last Friday was an average of $1.16 per litre.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistic, the drop in fuel prices has saved us $2.5 billion in household expenses since October – I think we can all agree that we’d like the prices to get down and stay down!

How will the petrol prices affect you? How will you spend that extra bit of cash this Christmas? Tell us below.

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  1. Did you notice when the G20 was on the petrol prices went so low. They musn’t have wanted the rest of the world to see how we are ripped off. Discusting.

  2. Yeah, right!
    Try living where we live. Just a few kilometres off the Pacific Highway on the NSW mid north coast yet we pay between 30 and 40 cents a litre more than places like Sydney.
    We’re paying at least $1.46 a litre for unleaded E10.

  3. I paid $1:42 in yarrawonga it stinks, don’t mind the few cents difference but this just highway robbery

  4. Same as every Christmas and Holidays it will go up up up . Price per barrel has dropped 45% but not at the Bourser.
    Reason Government keeping quiet is their in enough Sh–t now without revenue falling further.
    Happy Christmas Abbott and Stooges

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  5. Let’s enjoy it while it lasts. But oil prices will rise again and the $Aus is dropping in value.

  6. Goes up within 1 hour of the barrel of crude rising, and every petrol company in town at the same time. Was $1.45 until last week, now $1.35/L. 100km north, on the Gold Coast is 25c/L cheaper. And has been for some weeks. So what’s the good news – stay away from regional Oz if you rely on cheap fuel.

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