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Are You Fed Up With Gippsland's Petrol Prices?

Help us to bring skyrocketing petrol prices back to Earth

By Emma Kae - 21st May 2002 - Back to News

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CRAPP - Citzens Revolt Against Petrol Prices

The difference in petrol prices between specific towns is unfair and must be stopped. It is unjust that some Gippsland residents be forced to unnecessarily pay more for petrol than the citizens of other regions. It was reported in the Latrobe Valley Express that a mere 12 kilometres (between Warragul and Yarragon) can mean a 13c rise in prices, and that the huge price differences across Gippsland have resulted in a monthly loss of $250,000 for Latrobe Valley residents alone. The time has come to make stand. Join Citizens Revolt Against Petrol Prices (CRAPP) and help put a stop to outrageous prices.

CRAPP have already set to work, as last Saturday morning’s blockade of Newborough’s BP petrol station saw some 150 people protesting against the unwarranted price of petrol in the region, indicating that Gippslanders will no longer take this matter lying down. CRAPP are determined to follow through on this issue, targeting other petrol stations throughout the region, boycotting different stations, and approaching Government entities to put a stop to high-rise prices.

FuelWatch - A Gippsland Portal Project

The Gippsland Portal is also playing its part, with the Gippsland fuel watch page. Visit the Gippsland Portal for daily updates on Gippsland's petrol prices. We need your help to maintain the prices. If everyone pitches in and keeps an eye on the prices of their nearest station, it will enable us to compile a database of the most up-to-date prices for each town and region, so that you can get the cheapest petrol (look for the bowser icon) in your region. The service is free and worthwhile for everyone, so get involved!

To update fuel prices:

  • go to
  • scroll down to the petrol station you are updating prices for
  • click on the date in the ‘edited’ column
  • wait for the form to load on your screen
  • add up-to-date prices into the allocated textboxes
  • click save

*Please note that you must be a member to have authorisation to update prices. Click here to become a member for free.

To receive weekly updates on Gippsland’s petrol situation sign up to the Gippsland Portal Newspaper. To become involved in the CRAPP committee, or for further information, please contact CRAPP co-ordinator Kevin Cook on 0417 775 969.


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Are You Fed Up With Gippsland's Petrol Prices?
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Lets have a fair go!!! Laurie Keady
Should fuel price fixing be outlawed? Heinz Dahl
Not a single reason they have advanced is valid to me Michael Parer
Best of luck in your pursuits Carlo Buratto
Warragul's prices Lance Turnbull
Safeway Plus petrol Matthew Robinson
Safeway Plus in Sale Wayne Forsyth
I could employ another person for the extra I am penalised Ian Grant
I do not fill up in the Valley Rod from Jeeralang
Public meeting Monday, 17 June 2002 Mr.Williams
I do not buy any fuel in Gippsland at all Anonymous
Shell Spin on Petrol Pricing in Australia Mr. Williams
Fuel Prices Derek J Taylor
Not collusion but a greedy head office Andrew Schmidt
Surely something can be done Ted and Janet
Boycott local petrol stations Derek J Taylor
Disparity in petrol prices Wendy Brown
Self fulfilling prophecy Derek J Taylor
Petrol in Gippsland East Mr. Williams
Petrol in East Gippsland Derek J Taylor
Petrol in East Gippsland Antony Svasek
Competition drives prices in and around Melbourne Anonymous
Higher than anywhere, Tas, NSW, anywhere! Royce
RE: Higher than anywhere, Tas, NSW, anywhere! Derek J Taylor
Horizon (Princes Drive, Morwell) Janet Lake
Boycott them permanently! Derek J Taylor

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