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    Gday Guys and Gals,

    Just entered the world of driving with my first car, and am wondering if someone could make a fuel price widget!?
    And I am sure others would appreciate this as much as myself...

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    There would need to be a constantly updated online data set for fuel prices for nearly all areas of Australia for this to be feasable - and im not too sure there is one!
    My gut is telling me no... but my gut is also very hungry...

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    I googled and found this site which does a national fuel price watch:
    http://motormouth.com.au/default_fl.aspx
    Potential?
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    Well for WA people, a widget from FuelWatch.com.au might be good :P

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    interesting concept.

    of course, WA has static prices during the day and weekends (I think) and prices are set for the next day's business and published under State Govt. legislation on the FuelWatch site.

    Everywhere else, the prices can change 2-3 times a day, or more, depending on how much the 4 majors (Shell, Mobil, BP and Caltex or even the independents) are prepared to discount their pump prices.

    At the moment, the only major to publish their fuel prices on the internet is Shell.

    Not sure how often the Motormouth site update theirs - but it seems to only be once a day, and then they probably don't do the weekends either.

    In so far as a widget is concerned, I don't think there's enough available data online that would make it particularly useful.
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    There's this crowd: Informed Sources - Pricewatch but you need to be a subscriber to access the data and to be a subscriber I think you need to be from an oil company.

    The data is used by the oil companies to know what the competition are doing, it's a shame it's not available to the public as it's updated every 15 minutes.


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    Yes, though Informed Sources only provide data for metro areas, and then they only provide daily averaged pump prices across a given metro area, not petrol station by petrol station.

    And then, they only provide this data on an overnight basis. Also, they don't capture data on the weekends, unless it is supplied direct from a fuel company.
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    This RACV website should let you do it, its basically select your Suburb or your postcode and it gives you prices.

    I hope this isn't to hard because this would be very cool.

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    Motormouth is run by IS and serves for public pricing information.
    I believe prices are updated twice per day. WA prices are fixed for a given day.
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    Originally posted by mivory@Sep 7 2005, 09:42 PM
    I googled and found this site which does a national fuel price watch:
    http://motormouth.com.au/default_fl.aspx
    Potential?
    I can't get this link to work

    We probably need a source that doesn't mind having the data used in a widget (ie. nothing commercial).

    Any more?

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    Who would be able to collect petrol prices around the country non-commercial?
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    Well... it can be commercial, it just also has to be someone who'll let you use their data.

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    I don't seem to have a problem getting info from motormouth.com

    It seems free and easy to get.

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    Sorry guys, but I found on the same website...

    http://webwindows.com.au/

    WebWindows™ is the Internet's only free content delivery service exclusively focused on fuel pricing information.
    With MotorMouth's WebWindows™ at your disposal, you can add fuel price information to your website in just minutes.
    The service is easy to add to your site and is completely free. The window does not have any advertisements embedded into the content - just the cheapest fuel prices for the cities your website visitors are interested in.

    IMHO, it looks like this might be the best option.


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