Some ease at the pump

Latrobe Valley motorists are paying less at the pump than their metropolitan counterparts for the first time in more than three months following a surge in Melbourne fuel prices.

While prices across the region have remained stagnant, for the seven-day period ending Tuesday metropolitan Melbourne prices fluctuated more than 12 cents per litre.

As a result, prices across most major Victorian regional centres fell below the city average of 124.9 cents.

The only exception was Koo Wee Rup with a median price of 125.8 cents per litre.

Across the Valley, Traralgon drivers paid on average 119.4 cents per litre, Moe 118.9 and Morwell 115.6.

This was little change on the previous week, with only Moe experiencing a slight .9 decrease in price.

Traralgon and Morwell recorded no change.

The lowest regional price was again found at Bairnsdale, with an average of 101.3 cents per litre.