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Tasmanians encouraged to shop around for fuel

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Tasmanian motorists are being urged to support fuel retailers that are offering prices below $1.40 a litre after weeks of continued high prices.

With the wholesale price currently below $1.20 per litre, motorists should be buying unleaded fuel for less than $1.40 a litre.

RACT Group CEO Harvey Lennon says it's important to support those retailers doing the right thing.

"We implore Tasmanian motorists to get behind the retailers who are doing the right thing and help give effective competition to encourage the rest of the retailers to do a fair thing. Enough is enough," he says.

Mr Lennon is warning anyone who purchases unleaded for more than $1.40 a litre is being ripped off, as the terminal gate price at Hobart's Selfs Point refinery hovers around the $1.20 mark.

“We are receiving calls from motorists daily complaining about high fuel prices. It is time for the bigger retailers to act,” he says.

He's congratulating lower volume, independent retailers everywhere from Smithton to Triabunna for spearheading a push towards fairer margins.

“As a general rule, we are seeing lower prices in regional areas, which indicates urban retailers are obtaining very high margins," he says.

Mr Lennon has written again to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.