Source: Today Tonight
A service station operator has detailed how he gets regular text messages from the big oil companies dictating the price he has to sell his fuel at.
The operator is blowing the whistle on how prices rise as much as twenty cents per litre in one hit, and all it takes is one text message giving the order.
“The way that it works is that the price of unleaded goes up in one big lump, fifteen to twenty cents at a time, and then it comes down in one or two cent drops,” he said.
On the sixth of January unleaded petrol sat at $1.31.9 until a text message two days later ordered the price up by seventeen cents a litre.
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