Col Taylor next to what he considers as a reasonable price for fuel. Photo Campbell Gellie / The Observer
Col Taylor next to what he considers as a reasonable price for fuel. Photo Campbell Gellie / The Observer Campbell Gellie

Boycott on high petrol prices in region helps Boyne servo

THE BP Petrol Station at Boyne Island has been busier than ever since Gladstone motorists decided to drive down Gladstone-Benaraby Rd for cheaper fuel.

The Observer spoke with Sherri-Lee Saunders on December 18 and she asked locals to boycott the service stations in town to force them to lower their prices.

Owner of the BP at Boyne Island, Col Taylor, said people were still making the drive down.

"It's been fairly hectic with unusually high sales," he said.

"We have just been flat out in here."

The servo has had a 50%-60% increase in the volume of fuel they usually sell this time of year.

Mr Taylor said it was good news and bad news for his business.

"It's been a good Christmas bonus with the extra sales," he said.

"It's also been a bit of a headache trying to organise staff."

He said people would continue to travel to Boyne for fuel if it was going to save them money.

"If the Gladstone prices are going to be more expensive than mine, people will come down," he said.

"I'm just hoping to get all my staff back from holidays and things so we can deal with the extra workload," he added.



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