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11 Jan 2021
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Petrol prices cheapest on Coast
Four coronavirus cases in 2257
Peninsula News' role - supporting local democracy
Two young life savers conduct successful rescue
Higher crime rate in Woy Woy than in Umina-Ettalong
Shop at aged care home replaces supermarket outings
Both old and new trees needed, says GUST
The world needs altruists, says Rotary club president
Expired flares to be collected at Lions Park
Petrol station neighbours hit by noise and parking limit
Statements made about local coronavirus cases
One ferry stops while other continues
Crime rate drops on the Peninsula
'Busiest holiday season ever', say tourism operators
'Strict new laws' to control short-term rentals
Market stall for Uganda project
Bank contributes $160,000 to local projects
Developer seeks to move planned building one metre
Certificate allows construction of multi-dwelling project
New bridge built at arboretum
Tree-planting tally reaches 473
Long-serving Rotary members move on
Blue boat removed from mangroves
Coast could be hit with privatisation, says Tesch
Email the council 'if a tree is removed', says tree group
Wharf construction resumes for new year
Wettest December in wettest year in 16 years
Does council give credence to inaccurate traffic studies?
Elderly patients forced to wait outside on foot
Free weekly women's exercise class
Peninsula loses free immunisation clinic
Only two aged care visitors a day, relatives told
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External groups create artworks at Woy Woy and Umina
Church reviews its part in religious education program
College students offered tertiary places
Shade trees planted outside school
Back packs and school supplies for families in need
O'Farrell scores 111 for Southern Spirt
Donations sought for new soccer clubhouse
Bunnies ask junior players to register
Women's soccer coach sought
Year's first red point event for bridge club
Virus restrictions change Pennants Trial
Netball club sets registration fees
Bridge club championship
Soccer trials and training start at SEU

Cheapest petrol on the Coast

Petrol prices on the Peninsula were the cheapest on the Central Coast with the opening of a new petrol station in Ocean Beach Rd.

Last week, prices at the new United petrol station were, on average, five cents less than those at West Gosford and Wyong.

E10 petrol was selling for 117.9 cents a litre, the same as Metro in West Gosford and five cents less than the lowest price in Wyong.

Premium 95 petrol was selling for 132.9 cents, while at West Gosford and Wyong best prices were 138.9 and 137.7 respectively.

Unleaded 91 and Premium 98 prices were both around the same amount less than corresponding prices at West Gosford and Wyong.

The United prices were close to the State average.

Diesel prices, however, were more than 10 cents more than prices available elsewhere on the Coast.

In response to the competition, both Coles and Woolworths service stations on the Peninsula reduced their prices to be within six cents of the United prices.

United Petroleum marketing general manager Mr Jon Yarnall did not give a commitment on the company's pricing policy for the Peninsula, but claimed it was "in the company's DNA" to support local communities.

He also interpreted recent statements made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as recognising the company's role in keeping petrol prices low.

Mr Yarnall noted a changing local petrol marketplace, with work underway to convert the old BP station at the Rawson Rd roundabout to a 7/11 store and on the Blackwall Rd Caltex petrol station to become a Total petrol station.

Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch commented that it was "pretty astonishing that it only took a couple of days for the new United Petroleum Umina Beach to force the other companies to drop their prices".

"Shows that there was no reason prices couldn't have been made fairer years ago."

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