- Low fuel price causes traffic chaos at a Shell Petrol station at the Gold Coast
- A Coomera Shell service offered the $0.99/L opening day deal from 11am to 1pm
- The traffic queued up off the Old Pacific Highway around onto Days Road
Traffic was brought to a standstill on a highway after a Shell Service station offered petrol for 99cents a litre.
The Gold Coast station offered the cheaper option for unleaded fuel on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm, compared to a nearby service station advertising $1.59 per litre.
The deal was too good to resist for many motorists, who were seen in pictures queuing on the M1 in Coomera for a chance to fill their tank.
Traffic was brought to a standstill at a Gold Coast highway (pictured) after a Shell Service station in Coomera offered fuel for 99cents a litre
The deal was too good to resist for many motorists, who were seen in pictures queuing on the M1 in Coomera for a chance to fill their tank
Cars lined the Old Pacific Highway around onto Days Road.
The deal was a big welcome for motorists on the Gold Coast who have faced soaring high fuel prices for three-half-years.
Earlier this month, the Australian government launched an urgent fuel security review after the nation’s reserved dipped below 50 days.
The deal was a big welcome for motorists on the Gold Coast who have faced soaring high fuel prices for three-half-years
The urgent review was ordered by Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg after recent government figures revealed the country has 22 days supply of crude oil, 59 days of LPG, 20 days petrol, 19 days of aviation fuel and 21 days of diesel.
In 2011, the nation’s fuel reserve was well above the 90 day requirement.
Australia relies heavily on the Middle East for its fuel imports (91 per cent) but according to experts, Australia has no fall back plan if there was an oil and fuel supply interruption.