Prices of petrol as of 3/3/14 near Watsonia. Picture: Facebook - Melbourne Boozebus and Speed Camera Locations.
Prices of petrol as of 3/3/14 near Watsonia. Picture: Facebook – Melbourne Boozebus and Speed Camera Locations.

MELBOURNE’S petrol prices could surge by as much as 25 cents during the next day or two, with motorists already reporting the rise on social media.

It’s expected the prices could rise from around 140.7 cents per litre to as high as 165.9 cents per litre.

Facebook page Melbourne Boozebus and Speed Camera Locations is already warnings it’s followers, posting the image seen above.

According to the RACV fuel website, motorists across Melbourne are already enduring the highest average petrol prices in two years.

During March 2012, the average price of unleaded was 145.5 cents per litre, compared to the average during February 2014 of 152.8 cents per litre.

Average unleaded petrol prices for Melbourne during the past two years. Picture: RACV
Average unleaded petrol prices for Melbourne during the past two years. Picture: RACV

Melbourne’s highest ever price for regular unleaded was 1.69 cents per litre in 2008.