Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
From a quarter to a half of what's normal price in the rest of the world...
Anyone who portrays a raise in fuel prices as a bad thing right now is pretty daft.
Still a fair bit higher than the US or Canada, relatively speaking. Our petrol prices aren't particularly high though, and the issue is a huge beat up based mostly around the fact that there's a huge excise imposed on fuel by the federal government (like in most nations) which increases the prices beyond where it otherwise might be.
It shouldn't really be a huge electoral issue, but it certainly is very important to many voters, just like in the US.