Letter: Fuel pricing concerns

Just recently I was reading a letter sent in concerning the cost of buying fuel here on the Mid North Coast. 

Many years ago when the Howard Government held power here in Australia, I sent a letter to Peter Costello (the then treasurer) about the cost of fuel here on the coast. 

I did receive a reply to my letter and it said the reason our fuel is so costly is because we don’t live in a subsidised area. 

Just recently we returned home after spending Christmas with the family. I pulled into a Woolworths garage at Ourimba to fill up my car for the journey home. Petrol was only a dollar and 11 cents a litre. 

So why is fuel much dearer here? To me Costello’s letter was just another cop out. 

Allan Ward, West Haven