The price of petrol in Orange has increased slightly in the last month but it still remains among the cheapest in the Central West region and well-below the state-wide average.
On Monday afternoon the average price for unleaded fuel in Orange sat at 122.9 cents-per-litre, a rise of a touch more than seven per cent compared to four weeks prior when motorists were paying 114.5 cents.
The average price of diesel was slightly more expensive at 125.6 cents per litre with both marks well below NSW's average costs, which sat at 129.3 and 129.4 cents per litre respectively.
Slight rises of that nature were expected in mid-January, with NRMA spokesperson Rebecca Page predicting prices would steadily rise as 'a follow-on from the increase in Sydney prices'.
Orange's average price for unleaded fuel compared well to other areas in the Central West too, proving slightly cheaper than the average cost in Bathurst (123.25 cents-per-litre) and Dubbo (128.96 cents per litre).
That extended to diesel too, which proved more expensive in Bathurst and Dubbo as well at 128.3 and 132 cents-per-litre respectively.
At time of publication the cheapest prices for unleaded fuel in Orange could both be found on Bathurst Road at Metro Orange and 7-11, they both sat at 119.5 cents-per-litre. Unleaded E10 fuel was even cheaper at 117.4.
Metro Orange also boasted the best price for diesel at just 117.5 cents-per-litre, according to the NRMA's Fuel Watch app.
Motorists are encouraged to do their own research through that app and the NRMA website, which provide live prices across the state.
"The biggest message we give to drivers is to make sure they do their own research and find the cheapest price because they do vary," Ms Page said.
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