The government may intervene as fuel prices in Tasmania steadily grow and wages remain stagnant.
When asked if the government would consider supporting regional and remote areas, Consumer Affairs Minister Elise Archer said the government was "committed to reducing the cost of living for all Tasmanians, including fuel pricing".
She said the government had recently acted by providing fuel price information through the Fuel Check TAS app.
"This is a fuel reporting scheme that delivers a more transparent and competitive retail fuel industry by helping Tasmanian motorists find the cheapest fuel in their area in real-time," she said.
There are only three petrol stations on King Island, and only one of these is visible on the app. It is understood prices between the two stations in Currie are similar.
However, Ms Archer said the government may yet decide to intervene.
"Our Government has made it clear that, should further action be required to support Tasmanians to access cheaper fuel prices including the introduction of legislation, we will consider it," she said.
She did not give an indication of what the requirement for further action would be.
Ms Archer did not answer when asked if she would push the state government to consider assistance for King Islanders, who are regularly slugged at the pump with the heftiest price tags in the state.
She did, however, say there were a number of factors that impacted the cost of fuel in Tasmania, including additional transport costs, storage costs and a "more concentrated market".
"We know that prices are on the rise due to significant global issues impacting the entire country, and our government has acted to provide clarity of fuel price information through the Fuel Check TAS," she said.
"Since real-time fuel price reporting was introduced in Tasmania, motorists have reaped the benefits by saving significant amounts of money on fuel, and I encourage everyone to download the free Fuel Check TAS app."
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