Maryborough’s fourth petrol station, Metro Petroleum, officially switched on its pumps this week, 12 months after its planning application was approved by council.
Situated on the corner of Napier and Nolan streets, the station saw its first customers on Wednesday afternoon and owner JK said after a long journey, it’s exciting and a relief to finally have the business up and running.
The station is the fourth to open in town, in close proximity to Caltex, Coles Express and United Petroleum, and JK said he hopes to provide more choice and competition for the community.
“What I’ve heard from local people is that the petrol prices in Maryborough are very high all the time, people are travelling to Ballarat and Bendigo to fill their cars up,” he said.
“That also means that they’re doing some shopping in those towns which is taking money away from local businesses which I think is hard for locals here.
“Metro has always been very good with their prices without compromising on the quality of their fuel, so it’s one of the reasons we wanted to come here.
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