Almost 90,000 Aussies to boycott petrol
Record high fuel prices are causing outrage among Aussies.
The recent rise in fuel prices has led to over 89,000 motorists to join a strike against petrol stations on Friday 26th October and Saturday 27th October 2018.
It comes as average petrol prices increase towards $1.65 per litre - up from last year’s national average of $1.29 per litre.
Disgruntled Aussies have taken to Facebook with over 167,000 people interacting with a ‘National fuel strike’ page, with half of them vowing to boycott service stations over the two-day period.
“It’s time to rise up against the petroleum industry and make a stand. On the 26th of October let’s join together in an Australian wide fuel strike” the page states, “Get on board and let’s make a change. THE PEOPLE WIN!”.
A petition has been created to remove the GST on the fuel excise and launch a Royal Commission into fuel prices and price gouging.
Ali is a Motoring Reporter at Drive.com.au. She completed her Journalism degree in 2018 and has a background in the automotive industry. Ali also has a passion for racing that started in go-karts from an young age, progressing into car racing in 2016…