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Misery at the bowser as petrol prices soar ahead of school holidays - as experts blame a series of unfortunate events The average petrol price has touched 164c a litre in Melbourne on Monday A latest report shows wholesale unleaded prices climbed 4.6 cents last week NRMA's Peter Khoury said this mean retail prices could go up as soon as Friday

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 06:26 BST, 23 September 2019 | Updated: 06:26 BST, 23 September 2019

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A rise in wholesale petrol prices means drivers could be feeling the pinch at the bowser as school holidays begin.

With school holidays having already started in Melbourne - and the AFL Grand Final approaching - CommSec analysts suggested Melburnians leave the car at home, with prices averaging $1.64 a litre today.

The latest report from the Australian Institute of Petroleum shows wholesale unleaded prices climbed 4.6 cents last week.

With school holidays having already started in Melbourne - and the AFL Grand Final approaching - CommSec analysts suggested Melburnians leave the car at home, with prices averaging $1.64 a litre today (stock)

With school holidays having already started in Melbourne - and the AFL Grand Final approaching - CommSec analysts suggested Melburnians leave the car at home, with prices averaging $1.64 a litre today (stock)

NRMA's Peter Khoury said this meant retail prices could go up as soon as Friday.

Mr Khoury

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