Calls for a petrol price drop

Petrol stations in Young have come under fire by some residents who have written to their state and federal members.
Petrol stations in Young have come under fire by some residents who have written to their state and federal members.

A local resident is calling on others in the area to boycott local petrol stations with Young once again having the most expensive petrol in the state on Monday.

Maz Smithers from Young has not only written to her local members Steph Cooke MP and Deputy PM Michael McCormack, she has tried to call locals to action by speaking with their wallets to get the message across.

"I watch day after after day pics of petrol prices and complaining," Maz Smithers said.

"Things will never change if that's all you do. We have to pull together as a community to say enough is enough. We are not going put up with the price gouging at our petrol stations any more."

The Caltex Roadhouse in Young was the most expensive place to fill up with E10 on Monday morning.

The Caltex Roadhouse in Young was the most expensive place to fill up with E10 on Monday morning.

The Caltex Roadhouse in Young was the most expensive place for motorists to fill up with E10 on Monday morning charging 143.9 cents per litre.

"I am but one voice with out the backing of my community. I will fight for petrol gouging to stop in our community but I need you to spread the word," Maz said.

Maz is definitely not alone in her fight with Allan Langford also writing to the Deputy PM asking why local fuel prices are so high.

"My concern is the cost of Ethanol 94 (E10) in Young and towns in your electorate," Mr Langford wrote.

"Why is fuel gouging rampant in your electorate as compared to Sydney prices?"

Member for Riverina Michael McCormack responded on Friday with a demand for lower fuel prices in Young and the Riverina.

"With world oil prices plummeting to just over $20 per barrel, regional, rural and remote Australians must receive the benefits of lower prices at the bowser," Mr McCormack said.

"I am pleased the ACCC has said fuel prices above 130 cents per litre are inappropriate and they are closely monitoring the situation.

"The Federal Government will continue to watch the actions of fuel retailers in regional areas very closely and we encourage the community to name and shame retailers doing the wrong thing."

Anyone wishing to join Maz Smithers in her fight is able to do so by jumping on the Young NSW Community - where you can have an opinion Facebook page and find her posts. Contact Maz for more information.

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