Soon to become: Jake_XR6
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Melbourne (eastern)
Petrol Prices Colusion - The Culprit
I drive past about 10 service stations each day, on my daily trip to work accross Melbourne.
Each week the charade of so-called "discounting" goes on. There is a very simple explanation.
Shell ALWAYS raises its price from say 83.9 to 94.9 FIRST.
This is a sign for all the others to follow.
Now there may not necessarily be a verbal agreement, but I am sure that Shell is the leader in this silent agreement.
Meanwhile we are told that this is a practice of "Discounting"
What a load of crap. I have stopped buying petrol from Shell since they are clearly the instigator. Now as for gas, I can't believe that price can go up from 29.9 to 45.9 overnight as happend the other week. Also it was funny to see that when the ACCC had their investigation, the servo's held off on their price rises for two weeks....hmmm.
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